Blaming this dd on perfectionism is one of the most damaging myths that has been foisted on us....by doctors who want to easily label and classify us!!! I believe this came about when so many of us sat in doctor's offices trying to explain the way our lives dissolved into fatigue and inertia. What did we do? We tried to paint a picture of how normal and active we had been. Being "unproductive" is a sign of mental illness or just plain laziness. We tried to prove we were neither... I wasn't a meticulous housekeeper or an ace student...kind of average at most things...better at some. My illness has relegated me to the sidelines of life. I have learned to "live my life well"....even with the fatigue and pain that often are my companions. BUT I don't buy the fact that who I was made me this way!!!!