I am sorry for posting negative again. I was informing my family of what is going on and recieved the nastiest email from my aunt and it was very painful. I have a hard enough time dealing with all of this (Finally dx last Thurs). I have been trying to get help for 15 years and am being told by my aunt that I could have never hid chronic pain for 15 years. Anyway, just really sad right now. My family is very small and to have both my aunt and her son (my cousin) being so negative just kills me. I know alot of you deal with this on a regular basis. How do you stand proud and shrug it off. It hurts severely. Kind of cuts to the bone. Especially when I do not even think I have seen her 15 times in the last 15 years, I am positive of it. So how would she know what I have been dealing with for the past 15 years? It is a psycological thing to her. Oh well, brand new to dx. It will just take time to learn how to deal with the negative people.