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What are Spoonies?

Spoonies refer to a group of individuals that have a chronic illness (i.e. Autoimmune Disease). This term comes from Christine Miserandino’s essay called The Spoon Theory. These spoons are representative of the “energy” required to complete simple day to day activities. I use the Spoon Theory to explain my capacity and energy level to my close friends, family, etc… Instead of me having to go into “My feet are swollen and it hurts to move”. I simply say “I only […]

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