OK, I know i've only posted on here a few times, but you all have given great advice that has really helped. As i have said before, i myself do not have fibro, but a very good friend does. MY friend has had a very busy, stressful week. She is very exhausted, and probably feeling way worse than she will let on. Anyway, tomorrow there is a board meeting with myself & her and an a small group of other people. She will probably not come to the meeting, because of how she is feeling. I told her of course that was fine & she needed to stay at home & not overdo herself! Tonight i was speaking with another person on the board, who will be at the meeting tomorrow, and this person is also someone i respected, and considered to be a friend. I mentioned that my friend will not be at the meeting tomorrow because she is not feeling well, and i heard her say, "Of CoursE" This person knows about the fibromyalgia, but possibly doesn't know alot about it. I'm pretty angry about that comment, and the tone of acting like she can help how she feels! I know alot of you have to go through this same thing with others... but do you guys think i'm being too defensive over this? Tomorrow if she says anything i'm considering walking away from the board & basically quitting. Do you guys think i'm being too hard on someone who just doesn't understand fibromyalgia, or do you think i'm doing right by standing up for her & not putting up with them treating her like that?