I started a new part time job in August, and it is going very well. I am an RN, a credentialed school nurse, now working in a community college health center. The nurse practitioner (NP) is my immediate supervisor. So far, the NP and the office manager have been wonderful to work with. They seem to like me and appreciate my skills. I have told them I have fibro and some osteoarthritis, so that is no secret. The NP seemed surprised when I told her. I don't know how much she knows about fibro. I could almost hear her thinking "but she looks fine...". sigh. I have a good article about fibro that I have thought about copying out and giving to the NP and the office manager, so they can learn about it, and maybe understand why I cannot work full time. ??Should I give them this article?? ??Am I asking for trouble by drawing attention to my illness?? I am not sure what to do. On Fridays I work a 6 hour shift. Last Friday, by hour 5, I was tired, by 5 and a half I was really tired, and had to work hard to focus so as not to make mistakes, even with something as simple as drawing up a flu shot dose. I hate to admit weakness, but being in the health care field I cannot take chances with other people's well being. (Or my own, for that matter.) So. Do I give them the article? Not give it? Educate where I can? The NP is the kind of person who works a 10 hour day then goes to a class or volunteers somewhere for a few more hours most evenings. I don't know if she can understand that I cannot do that, and that this is not a choice. I do not know what to do. Any ideas??? Peace, Beth.