Without pain, she won't feel any pain when she gives birth to a child! __________ But everyday life is not easy at all.2019-04-01 11:25:39 1556 ℃
Pain is a feeling most people don't want to face.< p> kick to the table leg, painful heart; periodontitis attack, nerve burst; there are girls once a month aunt came, but also painful to toss and turn, painful to vomit blood...
"How good would it be if you didn't feel pain?"
I believe that there must be countless people suffering from pain who have thought about this problem. In other words, there are a handful of people in the world who can't feel pain. They don't know what pain is all their lives.
But they think this "imperceptible" ability is a curse more than happiness.
Jo Cameron, 71-year-old grandmother from the Scottish Highlands,
is such a person who does not feel pain.
But for most of her life, she didn't realize that she couldn't feel pain,
because she didn't know what pain was. When she was eight years old, she broke her arm and felt nothing.
Two days later, her mother found out that her arm was not in the right color and shape.
While traveling in a backpack in Europe, she fell a big heel on a piece of cement floor, fell a tooth, bled on her face,
but she only felt humiliated and looked awkward, and did not feel pain... About 40 years ago, Jo was pregnant with a child. People told her that childbirth was a very painful thing.
But when she was in the pot and prepared for everything, she found that emmm... had no intolerable feeling.
"I told myself that if I felt pain, I would cry out, but I didn't."
She did not feel pain, not because she was a great mother who could bear pain, but because she did not have the concept of "pain" at all.
"I have other feelings, I can feel pulling, as if someone was pulling at me. But no, no pain. At that time, she thought that other friends who had children were exaggerating their words,
she even said to other mothers with great care, "Oh, don't worry, it's not as painful as others say."
Jo could not feel pain in the face of all kinds of fall injuries.
In a cooking session, the freshly baked potatoes exploded in front of her, and she did not feel hurt.
In an ironing session, she found that her arm was under the iron, but she only saw the scars and did not feel anything. < p > < p > Cut your hand while cooking, burn your hand when using the stove, hit the corner of the table, and feel nothing.
Only when she sees blood and bruises and smells burnt meat, can she find out: Eh? When did you hurt yourself?
However, Jo grew up alive and jumped, married and had children, and lived an ordinary life,
She did not know what was wrong with her, but thought that she was just "physically strong"+handicapped,
until she was 65 years old -p> her hand needed a major operation, and the doctor told her that she would suffer a lot next time. But Jo says it's okay. He doesn't need anesthesia or painkillers, and then he goes through the operation with a normal look.
What is this situation? Dr. Devjit Srivastava, her anesthesiologist, was shocked when Jo found out that he did not feel pain. The doctor immediately sent her to the pain geneticist. That's when Jo realized that it was unusual not to feel pain.
She was brought to the London Molecular Pain Group, where researchers focused on research methods of pain and touch.
In fact, before Jo, no one felt pain. In the past few decades, the scientific community has found many reasons for not feeling pain, but Jo's genetic characteristics do not match any of them! After repeated studies, the researchers finally found that
Jo did this because of a mutation in a gene called FAAH-OUT in her body. The gene FAAH-OUT exists in everyone, but there is a slight deletion in the front end of Jo's gene,
Before that, it has never been recorded that the mutation of FAAH-OUT gene causes no pain,
that is to say, Jo is the first one to date. In this way, Jo has become a very precious research object. Jo began to understand the meaning of pain when he was 65 years old.
She found that pain was not any feeling she had imagined before.
Moreover, she finally knew the reason why she was always injured - it was not that she was too stupid,
but that pain could help people find out that they were injured, and other people would not find it as long as she did.
can't feel pain and live so big? The question of
has gradually been answered in the study.
Firstly, Jo's gene mutation gave her some "welfare". Although Jo's wounds were frequently injured, Jo's wounds were repaired faster and scarred less than others.
She could not feel anxiety, fear, or depression.
Secondly, the parents of ordinary people see the doctor long before they find that their children are always hurt, but Jo's parents don't think so. It's not because the whole family is so indifferent, but because it seems that............................................
Jo's father could not feel the pain, so the whole family felt it was not a big deal.
Jo had not realized before that she now strongly suspected that she was a hereditary father, and in her impression, her father never seemed to have taken painkillers. Unfortunately, his father died long ago, and Jo's mother had no genetic mutation. At the same time, Jo's children were not completely inherited.
will not be painful, nor will there be any negative emotions. It looks like the ability to dream. Is it really so good?
No, fate is fair, it gives Jo some, and naturally takes some.
For Jo, the most desperate thing is not to be aware of his injury.
"When you cut yourself or burn yourself twice, you will prevent yourself from repeating, because your brain will tell you not to do so. But my brain won't say that, and that's not good.
"This is the most basic defense, but I don't have it." Problems like
become more and more serious with the increase of age. At the age of 65, Jo had some hip problems.
But because she could not feel pain, she had minor lesions and major diseases, which she did not discover until her condition deteriorated seriously. At the same time, the mutation made her very forgetful. She always forgot her keys and her way of speaking was easily interrupted. Not to mention, she will never be able to perceive something very ordinary.
For example, the spicy pepper does not exist for her at all.
People often say that in the face of dangerous situations, "adrenaline surge", and she can not empathize.
"This is a warning that we are born as part of human beings." Jo said, but she didn't.
She had a slight car accident and others were trembling, but she was indifferent. "It's not brave, it's just not fear." Now, after learning about pain, Jo believes that pain is a very important thing.
"Pain is caused for a reason. It warns you that you should listen to the alarm."
But she chose to accept herself and jokingly said, "I call this gene happiness or amnesia. I've been annoying people all my life because of happiness or amnesia. Now I finally have an excuse."
Jo is fortunate that she has not suffered serious accidents and will not die voluntarily, although she does not feel pain, she recovers quickly.
However, not everyone who does not feel pain has such caution and good luck.
As has been said before, the scientific community has found many reasons for not feeling pain,
and behind these reasons, there are a number of patients with congenital anorexia of pain (CIP).
But many of them can't grow up at all...
"We are afraid of pain, but pain is very important in the process from childhood to adolescence. It allows us to learn how to adjust our body movements without hurting ourselves, while helping us assess the danger level. Dr. Ingo Kurth of the German Institute of Human Genetics explained that without physical warning,
CIP patients would be in the stage of "fearlessness of the ignorant",
in which many people would try to test themselves on the edge of danger in childhood and adolescence. Dr.
Kurth described a Pakistani boy whom researchers met.
Because he could not feel the pain, the boy became a street artist, often performing programs like walking on charcoal fire and chopping himself with a knife, which made him famous in the community.
Then, his performance became more and more dangerous...
One day in his teens, he jumped from the roof without hesitation and fell dead. Geoff Woods, who specializes in pain at Cambridge Medical Research Institute, holds the same view.
He said that many CIP patients will constantly test their bottom line, engage in dangerous behavior, and eventually kill themselves.
or because dangerous behavior causes joint damage without knowing it, and finally can only sit in a wheelchair, and because of the intolerance of such a life and choose to commit suicide.
Betz is one such CIP patient. Before
, he loved skateboarding and was very restrained. At last, he broke his tibia, got osteomyelitis and fell into a limp.
Now he lives very carefully. Every day, he has to pretend that he feels pain in order to prevent himself from acting rashly. "It's really difficult, because you don't know what will happen. I can only keep on guard against accidental confession." For CIP patients like Jo and Betz, no pain is not a good thing.
"People always feel that it's incredible not to hurt, just like Superman." However, for CIP patients, we are eager to know what pain means and how it feels. Without pain, life is full of challenges. "
However, the pain of CIP patients is to some extent a good news for ordinary people. < p > < p > Nowadays, "Pain"
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