Dear friends, so sorry for disappearing.I have missed you and appreciate your concerns. I will catch up with all your posts as well. The end of school year was grueling. I have just come out of a horrible RA episode-the worst I have ever had! Also some other issues-may have to have surgery. My mom is also going in for surgery and I needed to help my brother with things. The most stress I have had in years! I think my body just gave out. difficult child finially came home after 5 days! She was very sick. She ended up on IV fluids and anibiotics. She had impacted sinuses, an ear infection, and strep. That week was my last week of school and we were at the Dr. or hospital 4 times! No court date as of yet-adding stress. She won't go back to new therapist. Is on emotional edge except when she can just be here doing nothing-very edgy emotionally. I am too sick to press any issue. She did walk in the graduation-that was the only pleasant day in 3 weeks. I have not felt so low since post-partum! I am worried that the stress has finially got the better of me. Despite this support board, FA meetings and all the years of therapy, I think that I may have depression on top of the physical pain from RA. I told my principal to cancel reading for summer school and I plan to rest as much as possible. I am also going to see if medications. may be needed for my mental health (I hate to think of this). My family doctor. is great and she will know. As for difficult child, she turns 18 in late Sep. and my mind wont turn off about what to do and how to handle this. She is enrolled at community college, although she has some final paperwork to do and she has not asked to take care of this. We will see as I won't mention it or manage it in any way. She has got to take initiative.