He already had one surgery when he was younger, now he's on pain meds, gets injections, sees the chiropractor regularly, and is looking into getting another surgery. Before, he seemed really down like he was just going to give up, thinking he was going to be in pain for the rest of his life and never be able to enjoy any activities, then his mood started to really improve once he found out about this new surgery, but now I see him regressing because of this BS. Maybe it is a shield, I don't know. Maybe he's afraid that the surgery won't work. Maybe he's afraid he'll never find a woman again.
I just can't talk sense into someone who believes in something that doesn't make any sense to me and it's so frustrating.