Phantom Itch"Patients also frequently complain that the phantom is painful. The incidence of severe pain is such that it poses a major clinical problem The origin of phantom pain is no less mysterious than the origin of phantoms themselves, although there is certainly no shortage of speculation."Phantom Itch3 years ago in Scraps More Like This
-V. S. Ramachandran and William Hirstein, "The perception of phantom limbs. The D. O. Hebb lecture."
"Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they're wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It's all in how you carry it. That's what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you're letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain."
Blood and metal and glass.
Jaws of life.
Lights and sirens.
Orphanage - PhanOrphanage - Phan1 year ago in Scraps More Like This
“Boys, get into your beds and listen up!” Her shrill voice called. I rolled my eyes, but clambered into my bed anyways, knowing what would happen if I didn't. As I waited for the twelve other boys to do the same, I lifted the covers and crawled inside, quickly pulling the blankets back over myself. Mrs. Morgan let her hawk-eye gaze travel the room, settling on each boy for a second before traveling to the next. This made the one’s who weren't in their bed yet dive onto their mattresses, cuddling into their blankets faster than I had. When her eyes rested on me, I swear she glared even more, if it’s possible.
See, I guess Mrs. Morgan hates me a lot, more than any of the others. I mean, she hates us all a lot, doesn't even attempt to hide it, but I am her number one star to pick on. I can honestly say that I have no clue why. Even if I were told to guess, I wouldn't be able to. I haven’t caused much trouble, not nearly as much as some of the others. I’