I skimmed the thread and will take the time to read it carefully. But I have one simple question: how did you include activities of daily living, e.g. showering, making meals, phone calls etc. in your activity level? Also, how did you deal with doctor's appts. and necessary outings? They really do me in. I've cut out many things by doing things online. I need a wife (I'm a woman) I am being sent to a mito specialist who is really interested in CFS patients. my doc said some people improve with him, some don't.