The other weekend, my husband had his big collector show that he does twice a year to help raise money for a local club he belongs to. I helped out by working in the kitchen and it took me a week to recover! I was exhausted for an entire week – after just one day. It stinks that it takes us so long to come back after doing what would be considered a normal activity to anybody else. This is what people who do not have CFIDS/Fibromylagia need to understand. You would have never known that day that I had the health issues I do. It’s the after effects that people don’t see. A healthy person would have been able to come home, go to bed, get up the next morning refreshed and go to work. I can’t do that.