Friends and Family

February 16, 2007 at 11:51 am

[SIZE=2]Hello Jack,

I have been dealing with this for about a year and a half now and I know what you mean that friends and Family can be hard to deal with. I think that they sometimes look at us and don’t see anything wrong on the outside so they assume we are fine or they just don’t want to accept it. I know some of my family members saw that I had a very hard time walking but they still acted like nothing was wrong. I have now limit the people that I speak to about my illness because they can sometimes make you feel worse. I have found that this forum is a great place to get support and you find people that understand you! Maybe you could even have some of your family members read other peoples postings and they can see that it is not just you. I know I tell my family about different ones on the forum and that sometimes help them understand me. I would also just keep reminding them becsue they forget because we look normal to them, they have NO clue how we feel. :confused: