Spoon Theory Explained

An essential read of the Spoon Theory and how their day is affected by illnesses.by MidnightDemons7


I had someone in my support group share  Christine Miserandino’s story of her “Spoon Theory”(http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/) and I have then passed on this theory to my countless friends and support groups to pass on the message, “but you don’t look sick”. I have shared this with my therapist and for the past three years, she has given me a starbucks mug filled with spoons because she knows there are days that I do not have enough.

The story that Christine portrays is simple. Every time you do a task that a healthy person that does not suffer from chronic pain or major illness, such as arthritis or mental illness, such as depression, a spoon is taken away. You are given 10 spoons I believe. So taking a shower, lose a spoon, getting dressed, lose a spoon, etc until by the time you have done your daily living activities, you should have…

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2 thoughts on “Spoon Theory Explained”

    1. It was an amazing day! I stood for the whole four hours of the tour, so as not to jar my spine around too much, but it was so beautiful out on the ocean nothing could dampen my spirits. Purely blissful afternoon 🙂

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