Having Chronic Fatigue is a bit like being a piece of elastic. As you recover you stretch yourself that bit further and then unfortunately you ping back further too. But in the stretching you get a little bit stronger, a little bit more resilient and although the pingbacks are heartbreaking, something has changed in your core. When you’ve had a pingback you can’t stretch any more – not for days or maybe weeks or even months in more severe cases. You have to stay as the same size piece of elastic. You know how far you managed to stretch and you want to go there again but you can’t – not yet. But one day you will and then you may stretch the same as before but the pingback will not take you so far back. And so the journey continues . .