I was wondering if any of the ladies can offer advice on how to get my husband to 1 - believe that my pain is real 2 - get more involved in my treatment and 3 - give me some sympathy, support and help.
I know that a big part of my problem is that I work part-time and take care of the kids and house. For 20 years now meals, laundry, shopping and cleaning has just happened with no help from him. And I just keep doing it through the pain because no one is offering to help.
Another problem is that he works in construction so he comes home physically tired and he is hurting from past knee and shoulder injuries. Because I'm not rolling on the ground crying in pain he figures his pains are worse than mine.
Sometimes I get so mad but he just doesnt see it. Other times when I am feeling depressed from the whole situation I just wish I could get some support. When he had injuries I was always there for him at doctors and taking over at home. I have a herniated disk and nerve damage and I still mow the lawn, carry the laundry and groceries and take out the garbage.
Any suggestions would be welcome.