Okay, let's say I'd trade some of the fatigue for pain if a pain med could work! (I had bad low back pain all last month and it was very distracting.) Well, for me, when I get up I have 1-3 hours of feeling able to do things. I'm always tired or exhausted when I wake up, depending on what I did the day before, how long it took me to sleep, how long I was able to sleep, maybe what I ate whenever, or for no apparent reason at all. After checking email, eating breakfast and taking my shower (if I have the energy; sometimes I have to rest beforehand or put it off 'til the afternoon), I do whatever the next thing is that needs to be done: pay bills, make phone calls, go to appointments, whatever. Then I get the mail or whatever. Sometimes I have to rest in the process of doing things, other times I don't. Then it's about time for lunch, followed by a nap, where I sleep for 1-1/2 to 2 hours if I'm lucky (I hate being exhausted but unable to sleep). It takes longer to "wake up" after my nap than it does in the morning. And I can't count on having the energy to do things in the afternoon. If I can, I do the dishes or garbage in the afternoon, but lately have been doing them in the morning because of too little energy. I spend a lot of lying the time on the couch reading. TV is harder for me than reading--the noise is fatiguing and tracking the movement is fatiguing and sometimes it's hard to follow the plot, even of a sitcom! And if I miss something on TV I miss it. With a book, I can reread a paragraph as much as I need to (and if it still doesn't make sense I figure it's just fiction and doesn't matter). Then it's time for dinner. Followed by sitting up for at least an hour or I get gastro probs. (This is hard to do when I'm really tired.) Then lying down again 'til bedtime. There are some evening TV shows I watch. Sometimes I can last an hour watching TV, sometimes I insist on it even if I shouldn't, and other times I tape things to watch them at my speed.... Then it's time for bed. If I'm lucky, I fall asleep in about an hour. If I'm *really* lucky, I fall asleep in about 1/2 an hour. Other times, I lay there for 2-3 hours (even when I'm practically falling asleep on the couch!).... (Going to talk to my doc about Klonopin at my next appt!) But I'm lucky in that once I'm asleep I'm asleep for the night. Actually, I don't think our days are very different, including the range of ability/disability. But yours is caused by pain and mine's caused by fatigue. I'd actually like to find a data entry job in town, that I could work at for 2-6 hours/week (over 2-3 days). But right now I'm waiting to see whether the Valtrex works and hoping that afterwards I can work 20 hours!!! (Hey, I'll even take 12.) And lately, I check this board in the mornings and afternoons for about 1-2 hours. In the evenings I chat when I have the energy. Some people (SS, LTD) might think I should spend the energy I use here on working, but I need this board for my sanity, sobriety and education!