Keeping up with the crowd is something we’ve all been taught to do. The group, whether it’s a group of friends, colleagues, or family exerts a powerful influence on us. Not being able to fully participate because of fatigue caused by a chronic illness leaves us in a quandary. Do we try to keep up and risk the consequences? Do we “fake it”? Do we risk telling others that we are not up to it and see if they will accommodate? Or do we simply withdraw or opt out?
Not only do we often feel left out during social events, we worry how we may be perceived. Does lack of participation make us appear as if we don’t want to participate?
The Editors at ProHealth would like to know whether fatigue caused by an illness holds you back from social events and how that affects you.
You can take the Fatigue Attitudes survey HERE.
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