I was diagnosed with heart failure a year ago. Since then, one of the most controversial things I do — or try to do — is rest. I find things like grocery shopping, cleaning a room, working a shift all leave me feeling tired. As a heart failure patient, should I ignore the fatigue and do even more work, or should I rest until I feel better and then get up and do more things? What are the consequences of each choice?
Since my family clearly feels it best that I ignore the fatigue and continue working — often while they go off for naps — I appreciate any thoughts anyone would like to share with me!
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