Mind and body

Hi all, how many of you guys actually listen to your body?.? I have been forcing myself to do things for quite a few years now, my body always regrets it but in my mind I can still do these things. Over the last year I have deteriorated quite a lot, now need a wheelchair. Me and the wife was having a discussion the other night and she is of the opinion that if I had listened to my body more instead of fighting it and rested when I needed to I would probably be better than I am at this point. Where as my opinion is if I had not have forced myself to do the things I did, I would have been in a wheelchair sooner, How have you guys handled your ms progression, did you fight it like me or did you listen to your body?