First off don't be afraid to talk to your PM, tell him the truth about
your pain, and how it is not being effectively treated, let him/her figure out what to do about
it! But do let him know that you are still in pain! Give a many details about
it as possible, who, what, when, where, and why, anything and everything that might be of help to him, so he can better understand what you are going through!
Next thing I know exactly what you are going through with using the cain and the handicap parking pass! At my youngest daughters wedding I brought a really nice special cain to use when I walked her down the aisle. One of my "outlaws" ( my brother inlaw) said to me just before the wedding " you aren't going to walk her down with that cain are you? You don't need that! Your not a old man!) I was so mad at him, such a jerk! it runs in all my outlaws I think! Yes I did use my cain when I walked her down the aisle! My wife and kids use to razz me about
the handicap parking pass. I use to tell them if they did not like it I could go to the back of the parking lot and let them off, and then they could walk up and I would then go park in the handicap space and I would be inside waiting for them. Since the pass was not for them anyway but for me. Funny they never wanted me to do that!
It is Ok to vent your frustrations merrygirl, we understand! all to well!
P.S. We all over do it from time to time, and we always pay for it afterwards, Your just being a good mom and being human! Can't fault you for that!