Do you ever feel like you have been picked up and placed in "another world?" My old world is gone. I feel so out of place around people "who know what they are doing, and know what they want to say, and can accomplish whatever is on their agenda; without all this stammering, and stumbling and sweating and rechecking themselves to be sure they have done their task correctly. I use to be able to carry on a conservation with anyone. Now, I only feel comfortable talking to my sister, who has fibro also. She and I can complete each other's sentneces with "fill in the blanks" when I can't say what I know I want to say, but can't get it from my brain out my mouth. Dealing with IBS daily has closed my world downt to doctor offices, drug stores. I send my hubby to do grocery shopping most of the time. I has a terrible episode while in a grocery store where I had to get to a bathroom. I walked all the way to the back of the store, which was a problem for me as I need both knees replaced and can't walk fast. Upon arrival at the much needed bathroom, the sign said "GO To Front DESK FOR KEY" *&&^%% I waddle back up front, squeezed very tightly together and retrive the key; and waddle back to the bathroom. Finally relief. To my amazement..no paper. If this wasn't so funny, I would have cried. I just feel as my world has been changed to one where there is nothing but doctor offices, labs, drug stores and constatly hunting and searching for some news from the previous planet I lived on that was normal. I just don't go around to functions and places and people whom I use to associate with. It gets so tiresome trying to tell them about fibro and why I can't sit thourgh a two hour movie, or eat out a restaurant (trying to find a bathroom before they are finshed with their meal), or walk for hours shopping in the mall. My world has turned upside down and inside out it seems. When I can sleep it seems it is during the day, and stay up most all nights. Why is that? I don't nap during the day. I was just wondering if any of you other fibro people feel as though you have been moved against your will to the "fibro zone?"