I stumbled across The Spoon Theory and it is such a wonderful way to explain dealing with my Auto-Immune issues.Â I don’t think mine are QUITE as severe as hers, but fairly close.
So many peopleÂ don’t get that I am sick because apart from looking pale at times, I don’t really look sick, and it is really hard to explain. I have on countless occasions knocked back a social event because I just wasn’t feeling up to it. I feel at my worst in the mornings after I get up and in the evenings after work and while somewhat better during the day, if I overdo things I pay for it later.
Now most of the time, if I start to feel it I just stop as I know it will only get worse later if I push through it. Sometimes (like at work) I have to do it anyway because it has to get done and I do pay for it later.
Anyway, enough rambling, I thought this was a great way to explain things. Have a read…