Hi Everyone, I have posted on here a few times; but for the most part I have just lurked, trying to better understand what a very close friend has to go through everyday. I have learned ALOT about fibromyalgia, and see what my friend endures each day, with a smile, & kind word to others. I'm 17 & my friend is alot like a mother to me, she is my mentor, friend, and mom all wrapped up in one. We have alot in common, and always have a great time together~ even though i'm young & full of energy, and she is the opposite. Needless to say, she is there for me when i'm down, & i try and let her know that i always care, and though i may not feel what she goes through, i feel alot of compassion, care, and empathy when things are hard. I guess i'm writing this because i don't know how to really be a good supportive person to her, when she is feeling so bad. I do let her know all the time that i care, and when i ask her how she is and she says "i'm fine" i frequently remind her that I really DO care, and she doesn't have to give me that, because i want to know how she is. But when she does tell me how bad she is feeling; i don't know what to say? I mean, i know there is nothing i can say to make things go away, but i'm sure there is something that i could say to let her know that i'm gonna stick by her side, care, and love her nomatter how bad things get. When she says how she feels, and that her body hurts, i usually tell her i'm sorry & of course i hope she feels better soon.... but really~ She may not feel better soon, and if that is the case; i'm still gonna care, but i don't want to keep saying, Sorry...hope you feel better soon. I guess i'm asking this so i can know WHAT to say that will comfort her, let her know i'm here for her, and will not get tired of caring. I know our friendship is a little unique, but we are really great friends. Maybe it took someone like me; a younger person to have some compassion. She isn't the type of person to complain, or let stuff get her down. But with the weather getting colder---its been a hard few weeks for her. She has had to cancel many plans with me, & i know it makes her feel terribe, but to me it is really OK; because i know she is in alot of pain, and hates to not be able to do stuff. Thanks in advance for what to say. I don't want to make her feel like i'm tired of how she feels, or i don't care just because i don't know what to say to her. THANKS Everyone.