Has anyone else heard of this? I only heard about it recently, but it truly is the absolute best way to describe to a normie about what chronic pain and illness is like. It gives them a concrete explanation that they can grasp a LOT easier. So have you heard of it? And if so, what do you think?
Look up the topic Spoonies!?? And you'll see most of us relate to that article, and know about it. I once used it to explain pain to my froend and her response was "oh" which actually means a lot when it comes to pain someone else had never felt. The only difference I make is showing between good days on bad, and how it might seem like I'm doing okay bit if I only have seven spoons normally, is really hard to survive. Then I gave an example of more recently, with seventeen spoons which is much easier to survive with.
Awesome, since I just discovered it and found that it really helps a LOT, I wanted to share. I'm glad to have found it for sure because one of the things I've struggled with was trying to explain to normies why I may not look sick, but I still can't work, or do a LOT of things that they think I should be able to do. Wanted to make certainthat had this wonderful tool! 😊😊💕
I have a little silver spoon badge I wear on low-spoons days; pretty much all my friends know about the spoon theory so when they see the badge they know I don’t have a lot of energy and shouldn't expect too much of me.
Flappy, I got it from the site with the original article on, about *thinks* hmmm, ten years ago maybe? You could probably get one from Etsy I should think? Though I do have a load of miniature silver spoon charms, so I might have a go at making some myself (if my hands will cooperate...).