Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Have you read the Spoon Theory?

It's difficult for other people to understand how ill we are, especially when we look healthy. Here is a link to an article written by a woman with lupus, but it applies to lyme as well. In it, she explains to a friend what it's really like to be so sick. How her stamina limits what she can do, and how she must choose what to do because she can't do everything healthy people take for granted. And she uses spoons to do it, giving her friend a handful of spoons to 'spend' as she goes through her day. If you haven't read it yet, it's worth a click to see it. Spoon theory article.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful way to describe the way we measure our "ability" for a task that may be questionable or the way we think about the "cost" of each activity. It really rings true. I will use this example to my friends.