I am new to this forum. I'm not sure if I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome per se, but I am exhausted after an 8 hour work day during the week days, and am really unable to ever do anything after work except eat dinner and go to bed. Then, on the weekend, I am still pretty useless on Saturdays. I feel like I am recovering from my work week. The only day I am really able to do anything is Sunday. It is really difficult to make appointments or arrangements with anyone, ever. I mean, I CAN meet with someone during the week, but it makes me VERY tired the rest of the week. If I do have to make appointments or meetings, I try to make them on a Mon, when I am still relatively rested from the weekend.
At this point, when trying to arrange appointments or meet w/ people, I am in the habit of saying I have a busy schedule. My health issues are really nobody's business, and I've found explaining that I am busy is much more easily accepted as an explanation. I guess, really, the word "busy" is relative. Working 40 hours a week is considered "busy" in my book.