This morning I was sleeping in late as usual and I overheard my Grandfather answer my Grandmother's nurse's question. She said "How is your Granddaughter doing?" Basically my Grandfather opened up to her and said that he doesn't believe my illness is real, he thinks it is a way for me to get out of working, and that I am lazy. It shocked me how ignorant the person I live with is. Not only that but he thinks I am a liar. He thinks I am "faking." I cannot fathom how a once healthy woman would just suddenly want to stop dancing, doing martial arts, working a fulfilling job, etc. all of the sudden to mooch off the system. I always enjoyed working and now I live mainly like a shut-in. IF I were well would I really be living like this? Would I really sleep 13 hours, take a stimulant just to stay awake, and sit behind a computer most of my days? It is so hard for me to understand this man's logic. I don't know if I should discuss this with him or not. I have considered writing him a letter. I really don't want the person I am living with to think I am a lazy liar. I am going to discuss this with some other family members. I know there are people who think this of our invisible illnesses and they do not understand, but when it is someone so close to home it is really disturbing. My good friend who was hubcap_halo on here, Patrick, committed suicide last year due to his illness. These illnesses are hard enough due to the physical challenges. It is very sad that we get so little support from those who are not ill.