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The spoon theory

Aug 07, 2014 5:43 PM

http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/wpress/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/

This info was passed on to me by a fellow catchmypain member. It helped my so much. Maybe it will help you too.

Aug 07, 2014 11:37 PM

Christine is a friend of mine and an amazing person. follow her on twitter and Facebook. she has helped me more then most of my doctors.

Aug 27, 2014 10:26 AM

It is a way of matching your day to the energy you have. You start with 10 spoons ( I think) and different tasks need one 'spoon' of energy to accomplish. Getting dressed, brushing teeth to doing laundry all require one spoon. Bad weather may make some tasks taking more than one spoon or more energy.

It was Christine's way of trying to explain her pain and the energy it took to do every day tasks.

Sep 04, 2014 1:12 AM

thank you for this info and link. very good advice.

Sep 04, 2014 1:23 AM

Personally, I find the whole thing silly, but I still use the 'spoonie' hashtag, since #ihaveaninvisibleillness is a little too long, lol.

Sep 04, 2014 6:29 AM

@my3uce3 Thank you so much!!! Very helpful.

Sep 04, 2014 5:03 PM

PS. I cannot count how many people have said to me, "But you are TOO YOUNG to have arthritis! (or fibro, or chronic pain, etc.)." I am so sick of it. I also get tired of hearing the "But you don't LOOK sick!" I hate having to be Educator Edna about all of this stuff. It is amazing how uninformed people are. I think I prefer watching funny movies by myself.

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