WARNING: The post includes disturbing descriptions, so if you don't wanna be disturbed, don't read it.
How does it feel to live without pain? I saw Oprah Show today and it was so graphically disturbing. There was this girl who couldn't feel pain ever since she was born. Her nerves for some reason couldn't transmit pain to the brain. What happened? When the girl was teething, she kept on chewing her lips and biting her fingers as though they were doughnuts and she didn't even feel any pain even though her lips were bleeding and her fingers were mangled!!!
The doctor had to pull her teeth out so that she stopped biting her own body parts. Then the doctor had to stitch her eyelids so that the other eye would be unharmed, but she kept on scratching the stitches, so her other eyesight was also imperfect. She also had to put goggles on her eyes to protect them, since she started scratching them so hard that she injured one of her cornea. Yeah, that meant she had to wear a fake eyeball (every day her Mom put the fake eyeball inside her socket). Once she also held a light bulb (the switch was turned on) in her palm until it burned, yet she didn't feel a thing.
When she was a bit older, her parents didn't even realize that her neck was broken until a month after the incident had happened. Because of her 'dysfunctional nerves', she also couldn't feel the weather. She also didn't know how it felt like if her bladder was full. Her parents were still grateful that she was still alive (she's now around 7 years old), but her Mom said, "Well, we all want to get rid of pain, but look what happens when we can't feel any pain at all!"