Had a blow up at work with boss. Now I'm really thinking it's time to leave and take care of myself and my health. I'm tired of working and battling this disease. So my friend/coworker gives me a lecture that turns to argument. She tells me I'm depressed and giving up and that I should fight this disease and think positive. Its NOT cancer, everyone has health problems!!! That I shouldn't give up and quit, etc...... I am so tired. I hurt all over. I cannot get up off the couch the past 2 days I have been home sick. I have a UTI, and fever, but I've had time to think. Her words really hurt. I've heard them before. Since I don't have cancer, I should not complain??? Is it wrong for me to complain of my pain or my illness because it doesn't KILL me? When I say I need to quit because it's time, my illness is worse and not getting better, when I say this, does that mean I'm being so negative?? Or realistic? Or excepting my illness and limitations? To which she thinks we ALL have aches and pains and get tired.....we ALL do....so why do I speak more of mine and need to give up my job?? She said she wants to help me? So I told her to read on FM and hear the stories of others how they have given up jobs because of FM. I haven't heard back from her today. I hope she does read up. But still I sit here, stressed out again, because FM has caused another wedge in my life between me and another friend!