Hi Denise: I can't say that I'm coping very well. I'm still on the roller coaster ride called "trying to get a diagnosis." (I was doing better when I was 100 % sure it was adhesions, believe it or not!) It's been going on for 2 years. Do I dare get my hopes up about the MRI I am having on Monday (and even if something shows up on it, will they be able to do anything about it?) or is this going to be another "well,it's not that." I tried exercise because they tell you that's good for you-raises your endorphins. Well, it made me worse. I started a heart healthy diet and what do I get-major bowel problems from the increase in fiber. I've found that admitting that there are limitations in what you can accomplish helps. I only work 20 hours per week and I turn down all "offers" to work extra, except under very unusual circumstances. You have to get the sleep disturbances under control because sleep deprivation will effect everything else.