I accidentally found this site/board just 1 hour ago. After reading some posts, I wanted to join y'all, even though I'm not a "joiner" by nature & even though my illness isn't on your list. I found y'all when I googled a phrase & received ONE hit! The phrase was in a post from "catgal", way back in 2003. So, here I am!!! I'm not here to find info about my illness. It's a rather uncommon condition & most of the "info" I've found doing research online, is just plain wrong. Luckily, my doc is quite knowledgable. I'm here because I have a severe chronic illness, & life pretty much sux... I'm SO tired of missing out on everything, dealing with pain, being a "cripple", being WAY too familiar with hospitals, & living in a world that doesn't understand & doesn't WANT to understand. I'm here because (judging by your posts) y'all DO understand!!! We can't talk about this stuff with most people. The last thing we need, is the agony (LOL!) of listening to some healthy person who feels compelled to give US advice about how-to-cope! As IF they have a clue! So, I'd like to join in here, if y'all will have me.