*I'm running on a lot of emotions and very little sleep, please bear with me here* I am 27 years old, I have three bulging discs in my lower back and a pinched nerve under each of those discs (making a total of three pinched nerves). I have dealt with the pain for 8 years. About 5 months ago I had a normal throwing out of my back, only this time it hasn't gone away. I have had 2 regular ESIs and 1 Caudal ESI. Scheduled for another Caudal ESI next week. They are working at the bare minimum. Over the last 5 months, I have been using a walker, I can't get my socks and shoes on by myself, I've had embarrassing urinary issues, and until recently I couldn't get in the shower or wash myself. My amazing boyfriend of almost 3 years has been here to help me through it all. We've recently moved across the country for better job opportunities, a more exciting music and art life, and better life all around. Two weeks after we moved is when this all started back up. I feel it's causing a huge impact on our relationship. Most nights, I sleep in the living room in the recliner because it's so hard to get out of the bed. I rarely go to bed at the same time as him because of the pain and my messed up sleep schedule. We've only been intimate 4 times in the last 5 months. We can't go out because it's so difficult for me to get in and out of the car, and I have been having to use a walker to get around. He really tries to be there for me and he's been so great and understanding. I know he loves and cares about me, but I really feel this whole situation is causing a really big impact on us as a couple. In the beginning of this all, I was having a hard time coping with the pain, he threatened to leave unless I stopped being so mean and angry and unless I let him begin to help me with things. I've gotten a lot better at both of those and I think we've moved past it, but I feel he's getting anxious. Between the stress of moving here, not having many friends other than at work, and not being able to explore our new city and do all the things we've been dreaming to do since we met many years ago, I think it's really effecting our relationship....He gets home from work and we barely talk anymore. We mostly just watch T.V. It's hard to tell if it's my guilt because of my situation or if things are taking a hit. I'm on disability leave from work so I'm alone at home with only my thoughts most of my days which I feel could also make me a but paranoid.
Does anyone have any advice as to what I could do while in my situation to keep/get things back on track?