After years of troubling symptoms...I finally got my diagnosis in June 2006. I had an Adrenal Crisis in January which almost killed me. That's what finally got me to the right doctors for my answers. ANYWAY... my kids saw me really sick and unable to do anything several monthes ago. Now it seems every day I have to make excuses for my inability to endure. (I'm too tired, I can't walk that far...it hurts my legs.) My 10 year old understands to a point. She also has ADD and "forgets" about my limitations. My 5 year old seems constantly disappointed. I try to tell him that he has to let Mama take a nap or Mama gets really sick. I offer insentives for him to stay quiet and not wake me up, etc. But, I really need a good advice book on how to explain my illness to my kids. Can anyone help?