Over the weekend I received an important e-mail from a chronic fatigue folk out in California. He brought up a common dilemma and I can think of no group more experienced (translated: prepared) to discuss such an issue than y’all.
To be honest, I am not convinced my answer to this question is the best, so I want to put this out there for as many responses as possible before I publish my own answer. Please opine via a comment on this post:
When you meet new people do you volunteer the fact that you have a chronic illness, or do you wait to discuss it until it becomes an issue? When you tell them how do you bring it up? What do you say?
You folks are always so inspiring and honest. I look forward to hearing your responses. Thank you for your help.