I'm having a problem with my folks. They're making me feel guilty for being bedridden. I work on keeping my spirits up but they're dragging me down. My mom is the one with the problem. She's got many issues and I can tell she doesn't believe that I'm as bad as I say I am. She doesn't understand what I'm dealing with or she does but wants to give me a bad time anyway. I think she can't understand how I can be so upbeat and seem so well when they visit. I tell them I crash afterwards and how sick I am all the time and how much pain I'm in but then she drops hints about nobody liking a complainer. This really riles me up. I'm going to have to confront them about this. I'd like to say it in the best way possible. They called yesterday on Easter Sunday and made me feel bad that I'm bedridden and not doing something with my hubby. Luckily, he gets it and he was fine with it. My dad's supportive but my mom just doesn't get it and unfortunately, my dad goes along with her so it's like being ganged up on. They totally brought me down yesterday and I was already trying to fight off depression over my situation. I know you all know holidays are very hard for us. I'd love suggestions on how I can say, "If you're going to call, don't be all judgmental and try to make me feel worse about my situation." What I really want to say is, "If you don't believe me then s**** you." Only nicely.