Bluebird, That had to be so tough, to be sick so young. I'm glad to hear that your family is there for you. I know you would like to be able to do things for them. I remember being in that position for a long time. As I have been recovering, I have been able to begin to do some of that but there is so much ground yet that needs to be regained. Just trust that your family knows you love them. My son has ME/CFS, he's 22 and has been sick since he was 16. I know it chafes him that he can't do more for his family. But I for one am just happy to have him, and I know his heart. I am sure your family feels that same love for you.