I could not get a ride to my Dr's appt today, so I called and asked if it was possible to have it over the phone......talked to him for a good half hour, then when it was time to pay, he said, "Don't worry about it. You don't have any money. Merry Christmas!" Wow!!!!! I am just blown away. That was really cool of him. (The part about me not having any money was not insulting though it might sound that way - we had just been talking about treatment options and weighing whether it would be worth trying something that would be expensive and might not help at all, so he is quite clear on my financial situation.) Anyway, just wanted to share this, bc it is so nice to have a Dr who truly does understand (that CFS is real and that I am broke)....and not having to pay is a really nice Christmas gift.