Where did your husband read this? On the internet?
No offense to him...but he is not a Dr. treating you...so I would not give much attention or thought to something he or anyone reads online.
If you are worried about
anything...bring it up with your Dr. at your next visit.
The only correlation that I know of is with chronic pain and mild depression...In that go hand in hand many times....And that can cause a cycle....Living with chronic pain changes our life which can then have situational depression set in.
But that is just a normal occurrence when we are feeling very happy and absolutely absorbed in something we completely enjoy....we tend to rate our pain less. When we are having a terrible day...filled with sadness or stress....we "feel" our pain more.
So...your husband may be confusing this with what he is reading.
This is different from actually being diagnosed with Bi-polar which you have.
It's certainly important for your Dr. who is treating your pain to be working with your Dr. who treats your Bi-polar...so that you can learn tools along with taking medication that you need to try and stay at the middle as often as you can.
This goes back to all of us learning what triggers more pain and finding ways to deal with it...
But to say that you deliberately "exaggerate" your pain...or it somehow is not real....that is absurd...
Has your husband come with you to any Dr. appts? This is very helpful to have them understand and hear things straight from the Dr. on your conditions and exactly how real they all are...
Again...don't let him get to you by his ignorance on this subject...And I use this word in the true dictionary explanation, not as an insult....It means.."not having knowledge or awareness on an issue".
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Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006