May 12th is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, so I thought I would bring awareness on my blog all week.
Fibromyalgia Awareness #1: What Is Spoon Theory?
You have probably seen me use the term “Spoonie” in my posts and some of you may be wondering what that is all about. So let me explain.
A woman, Christine Miserandino, with Lupus was having lunch with her best friend who asked what it was like to be sick all the time. She picked up a handful of spoons to use as a metaphor and The Spoon Theory was born. People with different types of chronic illness sometimes refer to themselves as “spoonies”.
The basic idea is that you have a limited number of spoons each day. Every activity you do during the day, uses spoons. Some spoons are physical, some mental and some emotional.
For example: If I have…
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