I had my annual appraisal at work today and you could've knocked me down with a feather. I've been back at work part-time since last May, gradually building up my hours. VERY gradually. I also follow my Occ Therapist's advice and have four, half hour rests a day, at set times. I was anticipating some heavy hints from colleagues and managers about when I was planning to go full-time again, whether I was able to stop taking rests yet, could I work at the office more etc. Instead, the feedback about how I'm handling the CFS was all positive! Some of the comments: "She is handling her illness in a sensible way and it is obvious that she is improving as a result of her own actions." "Her self-discipline in managing her work/rest regime has impressed me." "She has maintained a positive attitude in the face of a debilitating illness which I admire. I wish her a continuing recovery." I was stunned!