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Grab a Spoon (IBD part 1)

If you’re not familiar with The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino, I highly recommend reading it.  It gives a pretty picture of what it is like living with chronic illness. 1,521 more words


Taking Turns

For the past several days, I have been dealing with a husband in severe pain from osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, and back spasms.

I have driven him to Urgent Care, picked up prescriptions, provided him with a walking stick and a cane, set up a heating pad, researched his conditions on the computer, talked him through his exercises, and more. 131 more words

Mental Health

Ever had a "Spork" day?

   Have you ever heard of the spoon theory? There are a huge group of people with Fibromyalgia and other pain disorders that call themselves “Spoonies” because of this little story where a friend tries explaining Fibro in a way that compares daily tasks with a pile of spoons.  375 more words

The Big M and 13 years

This month (March) marks 13 years that I’ve had The Big M. The name seems fitting, doesn’t it? Thirteen years is about 4748 days. Or 678 weeks. 1,473 more words

Chronic Migraine

Spoon Theory

I came across this website about Spoon Theory. It is a concept that explains disability and chronic ill health very simply. So if any of my family and friends want to get an inkling of what my life is now like please read it. 17 more words


I'm running out of spoons.

Exactly a week ago today, I got a link from my dear friend Sarah on which she wanted my opinion. “I was just wondering if this was an accurate description of these sorts of things.” The link in question was to the… 541 more words

Mental Health