I'm new to this forum. I would like some advice on how others deal with work issues. Here's my thoughts. I work in a major medical center and work with several surgeons, although they are not my direct supervisor. None of them know that I have fibro. I belive I did a big mistake by telling a new employee that who appeared to be very compasionate and I told her I had fibro. Well to make a long story short, she has told others and I over heard two employees talking about how I'm always calling in sick, etc. I probably miss a day of work 2 months or so and that's not as often as I feel I'd like to call in. I end up working many days in much pain as many of you know but make it in to work. Part of me is so mad because I feel like telling them you have no idea of what I deal with on a daily basis, and the other part of me says it's none of your business. The other part is my direct boss doesn't know I have fibro to my knowledge. I have not told her because one I don't trust her with keeping it confidential and the other part is I fear for my job security with the potential of downsizing in the near future. Any comments or advice on what to do would be appreciative.