I know this is a back pain forum but pain is pain. Niece has been in terrible pain for over two years now. Has been to many doctors and had all sorts of diagnosis but finally she has been definitely diagnosed with interstitial cystitis. She is on very strong pain killers and lots of them and she is only 100 pounds. She sleeps in until noon every day and spends a majority of the day on the couch. She does nothing around the house and her husband is taking up the whole job while having a very stressful job and limited funds.
We have seen a drastic change in personality over this last year. She was once an active, bright and giving girl. Now she is super critical of everything her hubby does to help but she also expects him to jump when she calls. She will not follow the diet that was prescribed and cheats on it almost every day. I know her hubby is stressed to the point he is regretting his marriage.
How can we help him and how can we help her. He along with us needs to understand what she is feeling and thinking. I know she is not lazy, I know she might be in denial and depressed. What can we do? We live over a hundred miles from where they live, her mom is not doing anything that we can see to help and he is overwhelmed.