The Spoon Theory

I stumbled across The Spoon Theory and it is such a wonderful way to explain dealing with my Auto-Immune issues.  I don’t think mine are QUITE as severe as hers, but fairly close.

So many people 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…

The Spoon Theory by by Christine Miserandino www.butyoudontlooksick.com

One thought on “The Spoon Theory

  1. stitchmich

    Robyn, that was an informative and touching read. I hope you are feeling okay and that changing your work hours will help. I pray that you will always have an extra spoon.

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