The last few months I’ve seen my friend Nick share some amazing spoonie artwork and it was my desire to share that artwork with you that inspired this post. But, Nick isn’t alone. I’ve been blessed to get to know others who have been inspired by their illness to create amazing things, and even to create a place for other spoonies to sell their amazing things.
Every action in a day must be chosen with care.
If you know what a “spoonie” is, then odds are you may be one yourself. A spoonie can refer to any individual who suffers from a chronic illness. The term originated from a post written by Christine Miserandino entitled The Spoon Theory. Miserandino hypothetically measures her ability to carry out daily tasks by counting spoons, to show that while sometimes she has an abundance of spoons, other times she comes up short.
Got Chronic Migraine? Actually...Got Chronic Anything? Then you are officially a Spoonie! Let me explain...
hat have the past 218 days of my life been like? The short answer would be a tersely spoken "painful and tiring". The long answer? That will take some explanation but I would be grateful if you'd be willing to listen and reserve judgment for a few moments.
These are life hacks on fashion and blogging (or freelancing/working in general) from bloggers who have tried and tested them, as well as some of my own.
My disease is my child. Always tugging on my shirt sleeve. Constantly screaming for attention. Absorbing my time. I’m tired of being a mother to illness. Tired of needing spoons.
I don’t know. Maybe I’m too critical. Or maybe I just can’t relate because when I was in college I didn’t assume my friends were morons, so when they asked me what Lupus was like I didn’t hand them a spoon bouquet and a pity party, I just told them.
Boy, did that feel good. I think I just earned myself an extra spoon.
How people with chronic illnesses use memes, selfies, and emojis to soothe their suffering.
At that moment, the spoon theory was born. I quickly grabbed every spoon on the table; hell I grabbed spoons off of the other tables. I looked at her in the eyes and said “Here you go, you have Lupus”. She looked at me slightly confused, as anyone would when they are being handed a bouquet of spoons. The cold metal spoons clanked in my hands, as I grouped them together and shoved them into her hands.
There are a handful of comments that I see over and over again from those with Fibro and various chronic illnesses. These are feelings that I fight with often myself; the more I think about them the more I realize they are feelings that everyone struggles with (even healthy people). I don’t know if those of us with chronic illness struggle with these issues more, but here are 8 things spoonies need to know.
Spoonie life with chronic illness, Fibromyalgia, migraines, cluster headaches, endometriosis and general chronic pain issues. Sharing inspiration and news.
Spoonie Living is a lifestyle blog à la Martha Stewart Living for folks with chronic illness and/or disabilities who aren’t going to let their health problems keep them from living a fantastic life. Here you’ll find spoonie-specific advice, products, reviews, as well as life hacks and awesome mods of all sorts of medical devices—so have a look and start living the spoonie life with us!
I'm a food, health and lifestyle blogger, currently battling chronic illness. I share my story and thoughts on coping with and managing illness as well as my passion for creating delicious healthy recipes.
Hello, fellow spoonies! You can call me Mx if you like.
I started this blog to write about my illnesses, including IBS, asthma, GERD, fibromyalgia, and anxiety.
I'd love to talk about chronic illness, resources, or anything else you'd like. Don't be shy!