Activity Limitations

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

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

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Limited ability to perform most activities in one of the listed areas

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Limited ability to perform most activities in two or more of the listed areas

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Limited ability to perform activities in three of the listed areas

    Votes: 2 11.8%
  • Limited ability to perform most activities in all of the listed areas

    Votes: 11 64.7%
  • Needs others to do activities of daily living inc, meal preparation, shopping, housework

    Votes: 4 23.5%

  • Total voters
    17
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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'.
 

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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!
 

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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.
 

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But I look Fine! (grins)

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'.
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.