Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Spoon Theory

The Spoon Theory is a great way for "normal" people to understand the day-to-day challenges for people with illnesses and other disabling conditions. Totally required reading. There will be a quiz.

It's nice to be able to use the shorthand the essay provides. Instead of saying, "I'm tired, but, like, really really really tired, as opposed to the tired I am all the time," I can say, "I've got one spoon left." (You can replace "tired" with "nauseated", "in pain," "dizzy," "generally sick feeling," and so on.)

Current spoon count is about 3.5, so it's been a pretty decent day!

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