I also have a high threshold for pain. I don't complain about being in pain either, like moaning or whining or anything like that. I will just hold out in my room until the pain subsides and if I need to do something I will do it through the pain.
I wanted to laugh in his face when he told me that he couldn't drive because he was in excrutiating pain. He was a butthead after the birth of both of our children and I had 2 c-sections, he did not help me at all with baby care or cleaning up or driving. I was in excrutiating pain at the time and had to deal with taking care of the children and BFing and cooking and picking up Ky from school. Not to mention the fact I had a horrible infection after Elle's birth and had to go on some really strong antibiotic for a few weeks and I was dizzy and felt like I was going to die. He thought I was lying about how much pain I was in because I don't grimace or show it on my face or make big complaints about it. I'll just say it's there. He does all the theatrics.
I am nice though and can understand that he is in some pain so I try to be understanding, but every time I've been in excrutiating pain, I go out of my way to not be a bother to him or blame him for my predicament. And that is what bothers me the most as I am beyond helpful even though I want to roll my eyes out of my head at times at his comments.
He has been better this evening though and got crutches. He did have them schedule him an MRI to see if he tore his miniscus but the doctor didn't think that was what happened. Luckily we don't have to pay for any procedures like MRIs or other scans out of pocket, it will be totally covered so I'm happy we have great insurance for DH.
Also I am not very trusting of doctors and think they are full of crap a lot of times and limit myself to visiting them to once or twice a year. They are always pushing pills and guessing and though I do feel like there is a need for medical care and perscriptions, I just think pills in general are prescribed way too much and that most health concerns (especially stubbed toes) do not require a doctor's visit. Though this has come back to bite me as well since if I had gone to the doctor sooner with my infection, it probably wouldn't have been so bad. They were talking of admitting me to the hospital then.
I like a dentist more than an MD since at least I have extra shiny teeth after seeing them.
Oh, and welcome to the group Simply!!