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.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.