I certainly feel ya there Sparrow. I spent 3 years in that bed bound abyss and know how brutal it can be. Hang in there, your with people who understand and care. Even though your new to the diagnosis, your sure to of heard the basics for minimizing progression and giving the best shot at improvement. Keep stress and exertion (for you that's getting to the bathroom) to an absolute minimum, including on the feel better days. Get in with a good doc who knows this disease. Mentioning using your imagination to do the things you can't, reminded me of my severe phase when I spent time in the virtual world. It does require getting on the puter, but places like SL (Second Life) were great for me because I would put on the headset and go dancing, go bike riding, car racing, magic carpet riding, exploring beautiful gardens, and most important of all, socializing. I could do all the things in the virtual world that I couldn't do in real life. The interpersonal connection element in virtual sites, is like 50 fold that of just text chat like Skype, AIM, and message boards. I hear that SL now has a me/cfs group too. Something to consider.