One of the first things they ask you in the ER is to rate your pain on a scale from 1 to 10. I’ve been asked this question hundreds of times and I remember once, when I couldn’t catch my breath and I felt like my chest was on fire, the nurse asked me to rate the pain. Though I couldn’t speak, I held up 9 fingers. Later, when I started feeling better, the nurse came in and she called me a fighter. “You know how I know?” she said, “You called a 10 a 9.” But that wasn’t the truth.
I didn’t call it a 9 because I was brave. The reason I called it a 9 was because I was saving my 10…and this was it.
- 'all black people are rowdy' no
- 'all indians own take away shops' no
- 'all people from islamic religions are opressed' NO
- 'all white people are middle class” nO
it is not okay to stereotype anyone
why is this so hard to comprehend
"No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world."
R.I.P. Robin Williams [July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014]
You were an inspiration to us all.