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!
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV