Yes...men are typically classified as being left brained...logical and analytical...and women right brained. Emotional and nuturing. My most dibilitaing disorder is fibromyalgia even though I have a laundry list of other conditions including all kinds of spinal/back issues. It is the ole 'eye roller' disease and it is hard enough to get a doctor to take it seriously let alone friends, family and a spouse. We 'look' fine. The hubby gets it when I'm gimping around because of the bulging discs compression pain, but I'm not so sure about the 'fibro flares' that can make me cry for days. What man want to hear "don't touch me', and when I run in the house after a torturous trip through Walmart and tear my clothes off...it's not what he thinks! It's because it hurts to just have the fabric against my skin.
Good post...good perspective. Okay...I'll tell you what I want. Three pounds of chocolate, a nice massage, dinner served to me as I lounge in my fibro chair and a new Hot tub.