I'm sorry you're having to deal with this. It does get frustrating having to deal with our crazy bodies, let alone trying to convince other that you are sick. I've given up trying to convince others how bad I feel. They are never going to fully understand how sick you're really are unless they have it too.
I miss my independence too. I have to live with my mom and dad. My mom can't understand why I don't keep my bedroom tidier..I tell her I forget, I'm too tired, or I'm hurting that day. She gives me her, "oh, yeah?" look.
I see a therapist who deals with chronic illness patients. She helps me when I'm down or frustrated. I also joined a support group who help out a lot and of course come here.
The tunnel may see dark and never ending but there is people who can hold your hand through it.
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors
When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))