I got this sciatic nerve issue a couple weeks ago.
No sleep. Horrible pain.
My boyfriend is calling me a crybaby because he thinks I am being a a wimp and it doesn't really hurt that much.
He is telling me I have a low tolerance to pain.
On top of my home based business is trouble because I have not been able to work, I am very sad because he said that stuff.
I am as tough as they come and for him to say this is very upsetting.
He had open heart surgery a few years ago and is convinced that this nerve thing really is not painful. He knows real pain.
It is bad enough hurting, being financially stressed and exhausted..but how can I express to him that this is no joke.
I am truly as tough as nails. I have had a crushed finger and a crushed toe, 5 broken noses when I was boxing,... and never got medical care. I used to run 12 - 16 miles a day and was a professional wrestler.
It really hurt my feelings.
At this point the pain is enough... and I am aggressively stretching and working to keep my muscles from getting tight. I finally could stand up straight today, walked way better and slept last night.
But I am tired and cranky and frustrated by being called a wimp and crybaby.
Any ideas how to convince him that this IS REALLY TOUGH?