I agree with fatherjohn. We keep trying to live our lives as before and then we are more miserable than need be. I do it more than I'd like to admit....often daily... so I understand. You are committed to Sunday so you have to work from there. And it doesn't sound like your doc is going to be helpful. He may just be one that does not do meds over the phone unless you've been with him/her a very long time. So you're stuck with us. ;-)...lol
Just a couple of thoughts I had. Stress will always make the pain worse. You need to take time to get those muscles relaxed. Warm soak in the tub or hot shower or whatever you can to warm up the arms and legs. Then it's time to call in all favors...ASAP! Start delegating! Be open and honest. Call friends and family together and explain the problem. The party can still go on but they are all going to have to pitch in more to pull it off. I always take on more gatherings at our home than I ever should because I love it but I always am in severe pain by the time people arrive and it takes me several days to recuperate. Did it just a few days ago...Sunday as a matter of fact.
Since we can't all show up and put this party on for you, it's time to get your helpers going. Do it with a smile and your head held high!
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