Anatomy and Art

a blog by Sara Egner

Spoon Theory

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A friend of mine who has been struggling with health problems recently posted a link to The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino.  The basic analogy boils down to expressing the energy one has in terms of spoons.  And when someone is sick, they don’t have a full drawer of spoons to draw from in their day.  So they have to budget the way they spend their energy, sometimes down to such nuances as deciding whether to shower or eat in a given night.

It’s been a helpful analogy for a lot of people, so I thought that I would post it here as well.  And if nothing else, it’s just a lot easier to tell someone that you’re low on spoons than it is to go into the details of what it is to not have the energy for things that might seem simple to someone in better health.

The hosting website is called ButYouDontLookSick.com and it’s intended to be a resource for people struggling with those diseases which aren’t necessarily visible to others.

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July 8th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

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