You’ve probably had one of those days when your chronic condition has left you pretty tired out. But you’ve still got to get into work. So do you try to hide your fatigue all day? Or do you admit to not being at your best. Here are some ideas about how to handle this situation: http://justgotdiagnosed.com/resources/chronic-communication-work-admit-feeling-fatigue-try-hide/
Dr. Gary McClain
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Questions? Ask Dr. Gary
Q: I was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and I am really trying to face up to this condition and maintain my independence. But there are days when I know I need help. My family is telling me that I am being stubborn when all I am trying to do is be a Fighter. When is it time to ask for help?
A: Fighters may have a reputation as the ideal role models but they aren’t always good at seeking out support unless someone shows them how much worse things will be if they don’t.
Fighters often view themselves as so in control of their situation that they can handle every...