Welcome to the 'Thriving or Surviving' test.


This will help you understand where you're at, and how to proceed.


How much do you agree with the following statements?

Where 5 is ‘That really sounds like me’

And 0 is ‘That doesn’t sound like me at all’

1. No matter what I try, nothing works
2. I have to manage my energy very carefully
3. I can easily overdo it and then crash
4. The doctors have said there is nothing more they can do
5. At times I feel as though I’m merely existing
6. Other people don’t understand what it’s like to live like this
7. I would love to be able to take exercise again
8. It started after one of the following: Getting a virus / Having an accident or operation / Going through a difficult time in my life
9. I haven’t been able to work for some time
10. Pain killers don’t seem work most of the time