Anyone who tries to describe the pain inflicted by a myocardial infarction is limited by the softening effects of time and the inadequacies of language. Other facts are that pain is subjective and that patients’ pain thresholds vary, as do the attitudes of patients’ families. Add to these facts the realization that there are also differences in metabolism, personality, mentality, and emotionalism, and you get a picture of mixed colors. In short, each person is completely different, perhaps not in anatomy, but in the susceptibility to pain and suffering.