Understanding anothers fatigue

Most people start the day with unlimited amount of possibilities, and energy to do whatever they desire, especially young people. For the most part, they do not need to worry about the effects of their actions. So for my explanation, I used spoons to convey this point. I wanted something for her to actually hold, for me to then take away, since most people who get sick feel a “loss” of a life they once knew

Christine Miserandino did us all a great honor by writing up her “theory” to explain what it is like to live with fatigue. Personally I read it every few months to remind myself as I lose my awareness of the magnitude and ramifications of this burden.

You know someone who has an ongoing medical condition. Chances are good this takes a big chunk of their energy. It’s so easy to not think about it. Often they look fine, laugh, joke, and go out with friends just like everyone else. But every interaction, whether with a person or the dishwasher takes a toll. But how do you even begin to understand the limits of energy in someone else’s situation?
She writes about  it better than I. Please take the time to read this. And note her domain name. There is another good article right there that needs to be written. When (who ever you are) writes it, please let us know.

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