Hello all. I was wondering if there are any fit / active people with CFS/ME around? I have met a few people with this condition before and since my diagnosis. But honestly I feel very alone still because it doesn't seem like anyone can share my experience. It is believed I developed CFS/ME about six years ago. I had three periods in which I was quite bad. However, with my doctor's help, I tried to take control of my health... which landed me stuck in bed and the house for a few months. This is because adding gym and a social life (when I was a student) was too much for me. It is at that time my doctor thought it could be more than just stress, and this year (two years later) I was diagnosed with CFS/ME. I now currently work part-time (30hrs) and I work a physical job too. It's unrelated to my studies. The reason I got this job is because I found that I could not go to the gym anymore. Having to work and going to the gym were not something I could do together. But it keeps me active. I feel extremely proud of this because I am not sure that many could ever understand what it took to reach that level. Mentally and physically. I certainly had to work hard to achieve it, and still have to stay on top of my game to maintain it. However, even mild CFS/ME has its troubles. I am not in the all-clear, of which people I've met with more severe symptoms do not seem to understand. I am struggling with having to fit my life around this condition, and yet I fear relapsing again. I feel held hostage, quite frankly. I thought all this good fortunate of gradual improvement would bring me bliss, but all I feel is trapped and helpless in another situation. So I was just hoping to find anyone who could relate. I am confident I cannot be the only person! If willing, please share your experiences. I would be very grateful. Thank you!