Please don't think that you sound nosy at all. I would like to clear something up, however. When I brought that up, it was not me trying to act superior. The post by Dreamland really irritated me as I believe he/she was trying to subcategorize all of us as beneath his/her level as not having anything better to do then whine and complain about our symptoms. I don't think that there is one person in here that does not truly try their best to get on with their lives and be productive, so I truly hope that nobody took offense to that. I work as a Physcian's Assistant in the gastroenterology field. I deal with people, who have chronic liver diseases such as hepatitis C and conduct and outline their treatment plans. I love my job but with this disorder, it is getting harder and harder to do.