My uncle, the doctor, has refused to believe in this illness for over twenty years. And he just left me a message on my voice mail. I didn't call him back tonight because I'm already sad enough from my day. But I will probably return the call later in the week. I just want to cry when I think about having the same conversation with him again. All I get told is that I'm either faking the disease, mentally ill, need a shrink, and I should shut up and go to work like everyone else. Regardless of the fact I've been on SS for this disease for seventeen years. There is no convincing him the disease is real and I'm really badly disabled by it. I just don't know what to say anymore. Anyone else have a stubborn, unbelieving relative? What's worse is this is a doctor. He's a hematologist, but he does sometimes do GP. And he is very fond of pushing all kinds of pills on everyone. I'm just so tired of trying to make him believe and he just refuses.