How Do I Know If I Need A Wheelchair ?



From How To Get On.


Many people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” find that too much physical activity can make their condition worse. Sometimes permanently.

Pacing, resting, and using equipment like wheelchairs and scooters can be important tools in helping yourself. How do you know when the time has come?

Stories and ideas on this page from the wonderful members of #MEAction Living With ME Support Group. Artwork on this page by Elizabeth D’Angelo.

Hydragena’s Question

I feel like a fool asking this question. I have things I want to do with my son (like taking him to the zoo) but there is just no way I could walk that much. I feel like a wheelchair would greatly reduce my fatigue and allow me to be more present, but I’m not sure if I’m just giving into the disease. I’m afraid I’m not “disabled enough” for a doctor to say I need a power wheelchair. I’m embarrassed by the fact that I have to ask this question:

How do you know if you need a wheelchair?


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