These are hilarious posts I culled from a thread here years ago and saved. Here's the original link: http://forums.prohealth.com/forums/...u-know-you-have-fms-when.209509/#post-1189357 You Know You Have CFS/FM When... Dust bunnies become pets. When people ask if you're drunk and you're not but wish you were... Your 1st grader can spell better than you. Flies buzz around you cuz you thought that shower was 2 days ago when it really was 2 weeks ago. Everyone asks why you're getting dressed up when you ask for someone to help you brush your hair. Your pajamas are now your everyday clothes. People come to you for medical advice instead of their family doctor. You don't worry about avoiding temptation. With CFS/FM, it will avoid you. You know you have CFS/FM when getting lucky means you found your car in the parking lot. You know you have CFS/FM when you're sitting in a rocker and you can't get it started. You know you have CFS/FM when you wake up with that morning-after feeling, and you didn't do anything the night before. You know you have CFS/FM when you have to sit down to brush your teeth in the morning. You know you have CFS/FM when you get up to change the TV channel and decide as long as you're up, you might as well go to bed. You know you have CFS/FM when you can't finish a conversation, because you don't remember what you were talking about. You know you have CFS/FM when you have to get rid of your dog; he kept trying to drag you to the yard to bury you. You know you have CFS/FM when you get the vacuum out because, by golly, today's the day your going to DO SOMETHING, and then you have to lay down and get hubby to put the stupid thing away. Unused. You know you have CFS/FM because it's hard to be nostalgic when you can't remember anything. You boil the kettle dry three times to get one cup of tea. You read 100 e-mails from your online support group, and then realize you're in the trash folder. You get in the car and sit down on the passenger side then realize that you came to the mall alone. You keep trying to unlock the door to the house with the car remote. You get lost 200 yards from home. You sign a document and then realize you've spelled your own surname wrong. You just spray the cats down with pledge and throw them across the furniture. You go to visit someone in the hospital and you are jealous of them because they get to lie down. Any conversation can suddenly turn into a round of "Charades". You take your teenager to the mall and the first thing you look for is a chair/couch you can sit down in. Your 74 year old mother is wearing you out when you take her to town and you have to limit her to two stores versus the 5 she wants to go to. You can no longer schedule morning appointments. You wake up and need a nap two hours later. You are getting really graceful at crawling up stairs on your hands and knees. You get an electric toothbrush, because the manual kind just takes too much energy. You switch to dish liquid to wash with because it rinses off so quickly and you know you only have a tiny window of time to get showered. On a good day, you sit on your wheeled desk chair to roll around pushing the vacuum cleaner in front of you. This is your biggest exercise workout for the month. Your friends & family are used to you lying down on the floor suddenly, casually & without warning in the middle of a conversation with no break in the flow of your sentence. You keep looking for the keys in your purse while you’re holding them in your hand. You call the same person three times in one day to tell them exactly what you told them the first time. You call your husband by the dog's name on a continual basis and get angry when he doesn't answer. You forget how to get back to your house that you have lived in for years. You knock yourself out by running into a cabinet door (tree, furniture etc...) You wake up and can't remember your husband’s name. You search an entire day for your remote control and find it by accident in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. You have everything you need to live for a week on your nightstand. ____________________ And Rock wrote this sage reply at the end: Couple years ago I ordered flowers to be sent to my ailing aunt. When the Florist asked for my address, I had to hunt around and find an envelope. And so we see from all these, that once again comedy and tragedy are intertwined.