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Activity Limitations

Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by Snow Leopard, Sep 21, 2010.


What limitations do you have due to CFS? See the post below for the areas on the poll

  1. Limited ability to perform at least one activity in one of the listed areas

    0 vote(s)
  2. Limited ability to perform most activities in one of the listed areas

    0 vote(s)
  3. Limited ability to perform most activities in two or more of the listed areas

    0 vote(s)
  4. Limited ability to perform activities in three of the listed areas

    2 vote(s)
  5. Limited ability to perform most activities in all of the listed areas

    11 vote(s)
  6. Needs others to do activities of daily living inc, meal preparation, shopping, housework

    4 vote(s)
  1. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Hibernating

    South Australia
    Hi, please answer the poll only if you have been officially diagnosed with CFS or ME.

    The areas in question are: recreation, education, procreation or occupation

    Note, option 4 was also meant to say "Limited ability to perform most activities in three of the listed areas".

    Please compare to an average healthy individual. Please don't exaggerate; most means most. List all of the activities you can think of and then see if it fits under 'most'.
  2. *GG*

    *GG* senior member

    Concord, NH
    Interesting poll. Is this for research purposes or your own curiosity?

    I still work but limit myself at work, my job is a full time position, but I only work 2 days and then have 1 day off for rest, and then 2 days of work again. I was under FMLA until being out of work last fall, not sure when I will be under FMLA again? I used to take classes to further my education, but quit doing that. I am not planning on having children, since I have trouble taking care of myself, I am a male. FYI

    Also, I do very little recreation wise since I don't know what will make me crash and I cannot afford to miss work!
  3. justy

    justy Donate Advocate Demonstrate

    Hi, I'M not sure what to answer as i fall exactly between the last 2 answers. I dont really do anything apart from stay at home and rest. i can go out occassionally and cook a meal if it doesnt take too long, but i cant manage the housework or shopping on a regualer basis.
  4. George

    George waitin' fer rabbits

    South Texas
    But I look Fine! (grins)

    Recreation - My ideal of recreation these days is to watch a movie. No hiking, biking, walking or swimming, hanging upside down on a roller coaster, dancing till dawn, attending parties or even acting plum silly for me! I have a limited ability to read, write, converse and otherwise recreate with others nowadays.

    Education - I've dropped 22 IQ points. nuf said

    Procreation - The last time I had energy to have sex was December 1999 (sigh). Now I find the thought of sex to be tiring.

    Occupation - I do manage to sit up for two hours per day and crochet or I can do the internet thing or I can do about 1hour in the garden. I can only do one of these activities per day plus cook for myself and attend to personal hygiene. I sleep 12 hours straight and nothing wakes me up during the down times.

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