I am a very mild mannered and somewhat passive person, but today I was a monster with huge dripping teeth and a mouth full of expitives! LOL After time and time again of trying to gently explain to my cousin/friend about the nature of my CFS and how debilitating it can be for me....she still just doesn't get it and trivializes it. "I know, I get that way sometimes" and "Once you are divorced, you'll be well". I had just heard that one too many times today and I went off on her and Lord! I couln't stop! And you know what?? It felt good....yes, I mean good! But of course I was totally wiped out afterwards LOL. Any way, after I recovered a bit of my energy I called her back and apologized and explained to her the frustration we who suffer have. I also suggested to her to do a little research on it herself so she could get a better understanding and that I'm not just a little tired. Just thought I'd share that little bit of my release valve!