You know what's funny about a disease like ME/CFS? Sometimes it's better for us not to "get up." Sometimes it's better for us to "lie down." I think we are sold a lot of very loaded cultural messages about health, including the message that disease is something we must "battle" or "struggle against," hence the extremely worn-out cliche about "battles with cancer." This attitude can carry with it the message that if we are NOT "battling" the disease we must be doing something wrong... because every disease must eventually succumb to an indominatable attitude...mustn't it? So that, potentially, a person with ME/CFS could absorb the message that there MUST be something we can do to actively "battle" it, and then go on to try every supplement, every regime, every treatment, every this and that available, that takes our precious energy and time and probably money as well, and that if we aren't actively engaging in this 'battle' then we haven't done everything possible we could do for ourselves. I think it often takes much greater strength to say "no" to this attitude, even when everyone around you is insisting you need to keep "standing up again." We need to take care of ourselves, survive, and save *some* of our limited energies for things that aren't battles. Battles don't inevitably make us stronger. Some of them are stupid and pointless and cause needless casualties. Hence the very wise expression, "Pick your battles."