Hi everyone, I am still in a deep crash and trying to get use to living this way again. I can be patient and lay in bed resting for a few weeks, but when it goes on and on, I get restless to feel better. I thought I felt okay today and got dressed. I figured I would sit in the livingroom and read a novel. I read two paragraphs and had to get back in bed where I still am laying. That was the extent of the energy my body had for the day. I am so sick of this! I've had to take a leave of absence from all the patient advocate roles I usually am involved in. I've never had to do that! But it is obvious to me that this crash is quite serious and is going to take aggressive rest and time. Meanwhile I am using Netflix, Hulu, and online games to keep me from going nuts. It is hard after a few months of having been able to get out once a week or so, to get use to being crashed and like the living dead. I am so thankful that I do not have depression on top of the physical stuff. I don't know how patients who also have depression with their ME or FM handle it all. I go through a mantra of counting my blessings when I get really sick like this. I have a long list of things could be worse situations I run through my head. It helps me be grateful that though I am suffering, I am not being beaten, starving, raped etc. Thinking of the things others are going through in the world helps me cope. What helps you cope when you are in a long and deep crash?