Several years ago (probably 2009/2010) I read an article that told about the four Stages of CFIDS, NOT to be confused with the four Phases that a person goes through when adapting to a chronic illness. The different Stages were labeled A, B, C, and D. I remember reading that Stage C sufferers were able to be more active in their lifestyle and some were even able to go back to work. I remember saying to myself I must be in Stage C because I can bathe everyday now and can keep my house up better than I had been able to do in the previous 20 years. I never recovered enough to go back to work though. I had learned to pace myself and had approximately 2-3 hours of strength a day, sometimes even 4 although I paid for it the next day. In previous years I could only work for 20 minutes and had to rest for 40. But in Stage C I could work for 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time before needing to rest. I could even push myself to be active for 2 hours but paid the price the next day or two. The thing is my body is changing and I need to know if I am going back to Stage B or is this Stage D? I have spent hours searching the net and cannot find that article. Does anyone know the link to the Four Stages of CFIDS? Remember in this article they are labeled A, B, C, and D. Thank you for your help.