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His pain was the Heat's gain

After one magical night, Mike Miller's debilitating injuries brought him back to earth

Updated: July 18, 2012, 12:42 PM ET
By Chris Jones | ESPN The Magazine

PAIN IS HARD to measure. I trained as a paramedic for a while, and I never did figure out how to calculate it. Asking the patient never seemed to work -- pain tolerance is relative, and trying to put it on an absolute scale always felt fruitless. One man's 10 is another man's 2. But sometimes, pain is all too plain. You can see exactly how awful it is. When we decided that a patient's pain was bad enough, we'd give him midazolam, a drug that makes you forget. Some pain is so terrible ...

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