I am a new member of this board, suffering chronic fatigue symptoms in recent years but haven't been to a specialist knowledgeable enough to offer a diagnosis, at least not yet. I struggle mentally with my crashes and having to slow down and cut activity after activity out of my life, and fears about how bad it's going to get for me. Reframing is a very useful cognitive tool for me when I'm dealing with fearful thoughts. I had just woken up this morning thinking about monks and how little they "accomplish" in a day by most standards and yet I don't think of them as sick or impaired. So many of the things I have to let go of are not really that important to do anyway, if you take an extreme buddhist monk point of view. Then I ran across this posting on facebook today, and it could just as easily have been titled Some Advice for Living with Chronic Fatigue. I'm going to work on thinking of this disease process as an enforced meditation retreat, a slowing down that can be a spiritual path -- at least for now. If it progresses in severity, I might have to find other ways to reframe. But anything I can do to lessen my stress and fearful thinking has to be helpful, I figure.