I have been "sick" for at least 7 years. I have been diagnosed with fibro for the last 2 years. within in the last 2 years i have gotten MUCH worse. I do work outside the house but that whipes me out. My problem is this, family, friends, my hubby, stepson, they all their "demands" on me. They are calling me up constantly "come and visit us, you never visit" hubby is always wanting to go, go, go non stop. I'll go on these trips everyone is having fun, i'm screaming inside from the pain, i hate every minute of it. he wants to take his son away this weekend, i know if i object he'll say i'm being selfish. Everyone is making plans for me to go to Daytona next year for the "bike week" are they nuts? i keep telling them, i can't do it, i just can't. No one will listen, they say that i'll "make it". I don't get help with anything, i go for groceries, housework, cooking, etc. etc. no one helps me. that's why the house is always a mess. i can't do it! If i have to have this diseae then i want the right to be sick when i am sick. How do i make them understand that their demands are making me worse?