Had JRA since birth. Had 45 surgeries. Spent 6 years of my life in the same hospital. Bionic woman, they call me! Been on every medication possible. Disabled. Crooked fingers. Crooked legs. Walk like a duck. Well, confession time! I used to be one of the many people in this world with a "visable" disability who thought: "What are you complaining about? Ha! It doesn't even show that you're sick" and "Stop complaining! There's nothing wrong with you" and "Haha! People with FM are not really sick and people with a similar diagnose is not sick either" and "Blablablablablablabla" I confess I was wrong. I used to be too proud to admit I was wrong. I have changed. Much of my change has come these last 3-4 days, actually. My thoughts were mellowed before BUT it's after reading the messages on this Message Board, I've really come to understand that "being sick" has nothing to do with disability. I apologise for past thoughts. Thank you!