I have: Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11
Hey Ang,I would try to calmly tell your friends that all you want is their support. If they want to get together, maybe you all could find fun things to do at home. For St. Patrick's Day, why not have everyone get together at one of your houses and then you all can drink there in a calm atmosphere. Maybe that would work. Try to explain to them that you want to do things with them but that you have your limitations. If they are truly your friends, they will understand this and they will try to find something fun you all can do together that won't push you beyond your limits. I understand that it is hard to keep your cool in some situations, but you have to try. Stressing over little things will only make you feel worse. Hang in there. I hope this helps. *soft hugs*
Well, after reading everyone else's posts I see that they all said exactly what I was going to say!!
Just wanted you to know.. I REEEEAALLLY understand what you're going through. Your REAL friends you had coffee with today sound like the right kind of friends.
Since my name is Patti I always try in some way to celebrate St "Patti's" Day, even though I'm Italian. This year I'll have my mom & sister over for a Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner.. maybe I'll have a beer (but not green beer, that's just plain weird). But I remind all of my friends and family that if they want true luck on St "Patti's" day they need to give someone, by the name of Patti a large & expensive GIFT!!! (Hey if you had a dumb name like Patti you'd try it too). Anyway, my husband bought me a garnet (my son's birthstone) ring last year and trust me... he got lucky, LOL
Hugs and happiness