Too often lately I have had to say "no, I can't do that" when friends want to make plans. I really hate being the 'gimp', the one who can't do what everyone else can do, the one for whom plans get changed. It makes me want to become a hermit, so I don't affect other people's lives and plans anymore. It is embarrassing to have to do this, and it has happened more often than I like lately. How do others here handle this? What do you say? Do you ever smile politely and go with the crowd and regret it intensely later when the pain and fatigue sets in? At what point do other people stop including you in their plans because they know you won't be able to keep up? I really need to hear from others here about this! Peace, Beth.