That is EXCELLENT advice. And no offense taken! You make a very good and I am sure very accurate point. Because many men do tend to be less open and direct when descussing their pain for what ever the reason. But my hunch is that your reason is correct most of the time!
Annie you might want to start making notes on things that you have observered about your husbands condition, and his reactions to it. When he is experiencing pain how does he act, is he guarding, as in protecting an arm or leg? Then when you go to the Doctor with him you can tell the Doctor about your observations!
Good Luck to You Both!