What should I do about gym class?
Many YPWCs are not able to participate in gym class, but you must decide what your activity level is. Perhaps you are able to take a slow walk during class or act as a teacher’s assistant. Talk with your physician about what is most appropriate for you. There are many alternatives available to you, so don’t push yourself beyond your physical limits. Learn to make choices about where you spend your limited energy.
“This year I am taking Adaptive P.E., a written course… ” — Anonymous
“Don’t take gym if you feel physically worn out at all… it’s not worth getting sicker just to participate.” –Lauren Jonik
“Living with CFIDS would be tough on anyone, but dealing with its effects on a young person’s life is even harder.”
Birthdate: April 19, 1980
CFIDS Onset: November 1993