I had the strangest experience today. I was washing face in front of mirror and I had thoughts that seemed to come to me rather than me thinking them. My thought was: "I have CFS and FM, I have to cope with this life the best I can by helping people as much as I possibly can to make up for guilt of having this illness." I did not expect the guilt part. It just came with other thoughts. I thought I had long ago dealt with the guilt this wrong-named illness brings. I take care of myself, pride myself on dealing with all, but I do deal with very low self-esteem. Hmmmmmm. I had met two ladies at lunch today in local cafe and I was wearing my wrist splint and holding my cane as usual, and one asked what the splint was for. Easiest thing was just to say I have FM. They both nodded as though that just explained my whole situation. Problem is, my "primary" illness is CFS. It came years before FM, starting with mono. For some reason I said Fibro today and I got a whole difference response than usual. I guess we do need a name change. Do you feel guilty? We shouldn't.