Who needs more spoons?

If you’ve ever struggled to explain a disability or illness to others because you don’t “look” whatever they think is sick/disabled, then you probably know about the great little story called The Spoon Theory. If you are one of the fortunate, those that don’t have to worry about if they have enough energy, enough strength, enough _____ to get everything done you need to do in a day because of your health, congratulations!

What I wanted to share with you today is how The Spoon Theory  has affected me and mine. I struggled for a long time to figure out how to make others, especially those with good health, understand that I’m not being lazy, I’m not ditching out on them, and that I would really rather hang out/work/go out/etc. than be stuck at home because I’m simply too tired, in too much pain, well… simply do not have enough ‘spoons’ to get through my day. This is not the easiest thing to make others understand! Sadly, it’s been an uphill battle even within my family.