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Old 07-02-2015, 07:28 AM   #1
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Spoon Theory

Taxlady and I both mentioned running out of spoons recently. I don't know how many people here are familiar with the Spoon Theory, but I thought I'd share it for anyone who is isn't. In short, it uses spoons as a way to illustrate what it's like to live with a disability and/or chronic illness.

But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino - But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness

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Old 07-02-2015, 08:20 AM   #2
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I wasn't, but I went to Google U and found out what it was.

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Thanks for reposting this. I remember the spoon theory from several months ago when it was posted, and it bears repeating. I love the analogy.
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Thanks for the link. Yup, that's what I was talking about. I don't have chronic pain or chronic fatigue. I'm just getting old. I notice that some days I have more spoons than others.

Thinking in terms of spoons means that I plan more carefully and successfully. E.g., tomorrow we are going to Costco. I know that we will both be very low on spoons after that and putting everything away. Today I am making dipping sauces and crudités to have with the rotisserie chicken I will pick up at Costco.
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