the spoon theory


Dear Lymie friends and loved ones,

This one is for both of you! There is a growing number of people who call themselves “Spoonies”. The “membership fee” is steep — you must have an invisible disease. Lyme Disease and the accompanying co-infections make Lymies perfect candidates.

The “Spoon Theory” originated from Christine Miserandino (a Lupus patient), who used spoons as a metaphor to explain what it’s like to live with an invisible disease.  It has become so popular that many chronically ill people now call themselves “Spoonies” and ask their loved ones to read the story as a tool to help them communicate. Cool, huh?

You can read “The Spoon Theory” on her website, or watch her read it here.

I hope this will be helpful to you!

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