Yes, it is a brilliant rant. Not quite the best ever, but close. I am sort of wondering if my contributions on this thread have been helpful. After all, they seem to have provided further annoyances to be ranted about. Just so it is clear to everyone, I state openly (in preference to a PM to the OP, as I am not sure if that could be misconstrued) my intentions in participation here were not intended to inflame. Perhaps my intended empathy for Anaelena has come across as antagonistic? My mention of @nosher8355's blog and the fact that he doesn't complain was in relation to Anaelena mentioning that it is hard to listen to older people complain about neuropathy, was purely because I know how old nosher is, and he has trouble enough with his medical condition, but I actually admire the way nosher does not complain. (And as a resident of Wirral and supporter of Tranmere Rovers, well he has good cause to whine) @Anaelena it was not a suggestion that I thought you were complaining. As I said, I am full of admiration for someone who has overcome such obstacles. I mean, you have had all that pain and suffering, but have been able to have a 20 year career in nursing. That is some achievement. Also that you have two beautiful boys. Something else to be proud of. Anaelena you have said you don't want me to compete with you, and I won't. I am not sure if you meant you have 'gastroparesis', rather than 'gastropaesis' I do know about the former. It is hell on earth, and if that is what you have you have even more of my sympathy. You also said you didn't want me to ignore you. I am trying not to. I have wished you peace and wish you well. Not ignoring you, but not wishing to engage in a conversation where what I say is taken in the wrong context either. I won't be hurt, because just like having immunity to being made to feel inferior by people who do not know me I have built up immunity to people who want to hurt me with words too. Once again I say I have empathy for your need to rant, but I will not have my good intentions and attempt to empathise be used as anything other than intended. We all need to rant and let off steam from time to time. So hope ranting here helps. Very different to complaining. Peace to you, and be well.