Source: purpleviolin91 on Tumblrlink to image
100: Fully recovered. Normal activity levels with no symptoms.
90: Normal activity levels with mild symptoms at times.
80: Near normal activity with some symptoms.
70: Able to work full time but with difficult. Mostly mild symptoms.
60: Able to do about 6-7 hours of work a day. Mostly mild to moderate symptoms.
50: Able to do about 4-5 hours a day of work or similar activity at home. Daily rests required. Moderate symptoms on average.
40: Able to leave house every day. Moderate symptoms on average. Able to do about 3-4 hours a day of work or activity like housework, shopping, using computer.
30: Able to leave house several times a week. Moderate to severe symptoms much of the time.
20: Able to leave house once or twice a week. Moderate to severe symptoms. Able to concentrate for 1 hour or less each day. Able to do about 2 hours of work at home, or activity like housework, shopping, using computer.
10: Mostly bedridden. Severe symptoms.
0: Bedridden constantly. Unable to care for self.
Notes from Tumblr:
the best pain scale ive ever seen for chronic pain #Repost from @jennjenn129 with @repostapp #chronicpain #rsd #crps
Helpful activity scale both for talking to practitioners and gauging your own progress.
Fuck. I thought I was doing better but yeah I’m at a 40. I I’m out much longer I get a migraine or otherwise ill most times :/
This is like… too real. How am I supposed to bullshit myself now??
The note about being no longer able to bullshit oneself is particularly apt. I run about a 40 or 50 on this scale.