The Spoon Theory

The Spoon Theory has assisted me on several occasions to try to explain to loved ones why at times I am unable to attend some functions ….. Brillliant!

Barracuda Mom

Or How to Explain an Invisible Illness

Since I began blogging again, I’ve wanted to share this story because it’s been so helpful to me when I try to explain my fibromyalgia and everlasting fatigue with other people.

The Barefoot Baroness has beaten me to it, so please read her post at

Whether you suffer from an illness that leaves you drained or know someone who does, this is a must read.  I hope it will help you understand how I can get so tired that I don’t think I could get out of bed if a train had derailed and was heading right at me.

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3 thoughts on “The Spoon Theory

  1. Hi,

    I have MS and I use the Spoon Theory all the time! It helps me get through every day in a balanced way (well – most of the time! 🙂 )

    I also find it helps to explain to others who don’t suffer from a pain or fatigue condition a little of how it is and how I have to manage the various happenings of life!

    Best wishes


    • Hi Christine, I totally agree with you. The spoon theory is definitely the closest analogy for chronic illness that I have found so far. It is also warming to find a kindred spirit, the smiley face in your message tells me alot. I look forward to sharing our journey’s with each other. Health & Happiness, Narelle 🙂

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