thanksgiving day, 2011. after 2 and 1/2 days, halfway through the third, i crashed. for a chronic sick person, not balancing out the events of holidays can leave you spent and done on the most important main day. halfway through the day i had to go upstairs and i laid down for just a minute and crashed. i couldn't wake up, make my body work, and left my family disappointed and upset with me. now on thanksgiving night, i'm in horrible pain, feeling totally guilty, and like the sick black sheep of the family.