Hi, I just read ma2alex's post and also today am feeling down. Returned from mini-vacation with my adult daughters and feel like venting. No one really understands FM unless you are in that persons body. My girls are good, caring people but I guess they just don,t understand the disease. On the trip I made alot of memory mistakes and said incorrect words, etc. which upsets me. Instead of just letting them go they found it necessary to kid me which brought me to tears. Everyday is painful and emotionally upsetting since I can't work and my lifestyle has really changed. My husband says that they are good kids and don't mean anything by their comments(just trying to be comic). But I'm not sure he really understands, when I walk downstairs its very difficult because of pain and weakness in hips and legs, and he asked whats wrong with you-so I'm not sure that he really understands. Anyway the vacation was not a vacation instead very upsetting to me. Thought that I would vent since I'm sure that you understand my pain of FM. Thank-uou for listening and hope I wasn't too depressing.