The kidney stone thread inspired me. What is the most painful thing you have ever experienced? For me it would probably be a week long bout with E. Coli. I ate a sandwich at a Deli with a "grade pending" grade on the door (probably should have been my first sign) and a few days later I was in such excruciating pain I had to go to the hospital. It's basically a week of ******** (and when you run out of **** to ****, things like blood and god knows what else start to take its place), vomiting, and lying in bed feeling like someone is strangling your stomach. I didn't eat for that full week and ended up losing 11 pounds, but I also slept something like 4 hours the entire time (at least what I remember). It was just a generally horrible experience and it took a month before my digestive system was back up to speed. I later looked up the health report on that deli and saw things like "meat stored at unsafe temperatures" and "mice and rats found crawling around in kitchen". I'd sue them if I felt like they had any money. I've never seen anyone in there but me, and now I know why. So what are your most painful moments?