So, I encountered something unusual and was wondering if anyone else had as well. I was talking to someone from Australia who has a sleep disorder, and she was talking about graded exercise therapy that she'd been given for her issue. I started to protest that GET doesn't work in all conditions, etc etc, when she said: "I don't see what's wrong with working within your energy envelope, just being active when you're able." Me: "You mean pacing." Her: "Graded exercise therapy." Me: "Graded implies going up over time -- as a word, that's what graded means." Her: "No, you don't push to go beyond what you can do with graded exercise." She went on to describe pacing in more detail. Huh. So, has anyone else noted clinicians calling what they're offering "graded exercise therapy" but actually using pacing instead? 1) Maybe the news is making a dent? 2) Maybe clinicians see that pushing people past what they say they can do is not, in fact, beneficial, and change their practice accordingly, regardless of what guidelines say? 3) It may be helpful from now on to explain what you mean by GET, because apparently at least some Australian patients (with other disorders) have been given pacing advice and not GET as we know it. 4) Perhaps this is merely the way "GET" is used in other disorders, since ME patients are, you know, exercise-averse / phobic, so obviously when we say they've done all we can do, we don't really MEAN it. People with other disorders are just as clearly telling the truth when they say they've reached their limits. Pure bias as a cause is pretty disheartening but that could also be the case. So, an FYI and I'm also wondering if anybody else has experienced GET framed as pacing, or told they'd be pacing when in fact it's GET.