Swearing Tolerance

“It’s been scientifically proven that if you swear while in pain you can tolerate more of the pain. In fact, there’s even a scientific term for this phenomena:  it’s called Lalochezia. [Wiki:  The use of vulgar or foul language to relieve stress or pain.]

But there is a catch… Basically, there is actually a way in which you can build up a tolerance to Lalochezia. The more you swear, the less it helps with pain tolerance…”

Let your profanity fly. LOL.

Prince in Pain


February 2013:

His Royal Badness stunned the audience when he strolled out to present the record of the year award to Gotye and Kimbra for “Somebody That I Used to Know” (and thrilled the singers when he casually announced, “I love this song”). But what was with the stylish cane he was toting? The reclusive musician won’t say, but we know this: Prince has suffered hip problems for years and reportedly needs a double hip replacement (some say he’s already had surgery on his hip in the past). As Prince is a Jehovah’s Witness, blood transfusions are against his beliefs, but it is possible to perform such an operation using other procedures. Still, as the London Guardian pointed out back in 2009, canes have been a part of Prince’s style closet since the 1990s — this is not a new look. He sure didn’t need it to walk, as was evident from his cool onstage strut.


“He’s in a lot of pain,” a source told the Hollywood Report’s Showbiz 411 blog this week. “[Prince] is popping pain killers and hoping it will all go away.” Prince’s hip problems were first reported in 2005, and in 2007 and 2008…


“Entertainment Tonight” co-host Kevin Frazier said on “CBS This Morning” Friday that Prince had hip replacement surgery in 2010 and also had issues with his ankles.

“People close to Prince tell me he struggled with painkillers due to his hip and ankle issues,” Frazier said, noting that for Prince to cancel a performance, as he did this month, “something was drastically wrong.”

“The hip and ankle issues were a problem for him for so long,” Frazier said, “and for a man who loved to move and dance so much, it really bothered him.” …

Prince, a Jehovah’s Witness, had a reputation for clean living. In 2009, he told an interviewer with the Los Angeles Times that he didn’t do drugs “or I’d give you a joint” to share while they listened to music…


A Minnesota sheriff whose deputies responded to an emergency medical call at Prince’s compound says his officers carry a medication that can be given to someone suffering a drug overdose, but did not use it during the call…