It certainly sounds like things are really on the rough side in your neck of the woods. I think if my legs start buckling, I would get me an appt to get in & see my dr, thats generally is not a good sign. Like you, toting the little one around was really hard on your back. I am glad to know the poor guy is ok.
I have to ask and probably have missed something, but why are you not any medication for your pain? With the pain you have described you need something. I am having a little trouble wrapping my brain around the no medication path. Is this something the drs chose or you or both.
Yes, I think I would have to duck out on the birthday party. I am with you, riding in a car is something that is really hard on me. I have a soccer game in the am and an early birthday party right afterwards. I am going to attend one of these and thats it. This would entail a bit more rding in the car than I am willing to do right now. I lifted on the grandson this week-now I am feeling it. Oh, what we can do w/o even thinking about it.
I do hope that somehow you are able to get this pain down.