People who have migraines or insomnia or arthritis should not compare themselves to us FM patients. FM is so debilitating for some. I have to use a cane. Some people on this site can't work, b/c of this.
I would say Lupus, HIV, Cancer is sad for me to have seen and any immune difficiency, because I have personally had family members with it or pass on from it. For me all diseases and illnesses are terrible afflictions and cannot be compared. It's sad to see someone all swollen up like a balllon and it's sad see a person in terrible pain in a burn ward. Nothing can be compared.
I don't want to get to the point were I can't work. I have been in situations where I was out of work, b/c of FM and it scared me. My work is my livihood. I love what I do. I respect my job. If I could not work. I don't know what I would do. I feel sadness for those of you who can't work.