After years of wondering what was wrong with me, I was finally diagnosed with MS in January. I am still trying to wrap my head around this – and am surprised at times to find things like brain fog and extreme fatigue are very much a part of the illness. How do you get family, friends and coworkers to comprehend what you yourself are struggling with? I do not try to pawn off my workload on anyone – but on days I am struggling – my family especially seems to get offended or decide to lecture me. Friends get ticked off that I don’t commit to plans, or sometimes cancel at the last minute when fatigue overwhelms me. Is this just me? I really, really have tried for years, long before the diagnosis, to seclude myself on days when I am having a really difficult time concentrating and frankly, just being. I have tried to explain things as I am learning about this illness. How can I make them understand when I myself am just comprehending how this can affect so many facets of life?