I just want to share that my aunts, uncles and cousins finally understand this DD and what it does to me on a daily basis. As you may remember I had a garage sale and two of my aunts (my father's sisters) brought stuff over to sell and worked at the sale. They finally understand what happens to me on a daily basis with this battle of my mind over my body. My mind wants to do all the things I use to do but my body won't let it. Anyways, my birthday was yesterday and the same two aunts stopped over to see me today and brought me small gifts with cards and wished for me to have "better" days. My heart just swelled with so much love. We have never been much of a "lovey" type family...meaning, no hugs, etc. Both of my aunts gave me hugs and told me how much they loved me and want to see me feeling better. I was just overwhelmed. Then my mother stopped and gave me a bouquet of pink roses and an extremely generous gift of money that she said I should keep for myself and not tell anyone else about.....it was just between her and I. It just brought tears to my eyes! I'm sorry if this story isn't written very eloquently....today I'm struggling with the pain but just the thought of my aunts and the hugs gives me a sense of serenity so I may deal with this DD. Thank you everyone for letting me share this with you!