My mom is post-stroke, 55 years old. Her right side is weak but she is considerably able (in walking and laying down and getting out of bed, the only problem she really has are sit-to-stands). She is also VERY stubborn and was pre-stroke as well.
She will refuse to go to the bathroom for HOURS and we have to coax her like a child, explaining to her why she needs to go so she doesnt wet herself, but she will very blatantly refuse more than half the time.
Sometimes in which we've physically forced her to go, it will turn out she actually did have to go.
Not really sure what to do about this, there are rarely any reasons she won't go (pain, fear of accidents when she does get up abruptly, etc) because I will ask her if any of these reasons are why she won't go and if she says yes we do not make her.
I am pretty sure it is largely a behavioral issue. Has anyone dealt with anything like this?
Every single bathroom trip is a huge stress and time consumer (convincing, etc) and I wonder if its a selfperpetuating cycle at this point.