Originally Posted by buckytom
i am one of those people that just ignores little bumps and bruises, to the point that someone will exclaim where did the spots of blood come from, so i start checking my limbs for cuts. i was raised that if it isn't sticking out through the skin, you can walk it off.
currently i'm nursing a reinjured torn rotator cuff (from a surfing wipeout a few years ago), which made shovelling out this past weekend a lot of fun.
thank god for aspirin, and beer.
No blood, no foul. That's my rule in sports.
No cuss, no owie. That's the standard rule.
If I hurt myself enough to cause my language to deteriorate, I usually look into it and care for it properly. Having a high tolerance for pain doesn't cause that to happen often, though.
As for the rotator cuff, I've torn both, but not to the extent that surgery would prove helpful (according to the MRI, surgeon, and sports medicine doc). Doing chores like raking or shovelling snow do cause some pain in the cuff area after a while. Maybe I should get them rechecked.