What are Spoonies? You Might Be One!

What are Spoonies? You Might Be One!
Through the Fog You may or may not have heard the term "spoonies" in your fibromyalgia journey. Or you may be wondering what people are referring to when they say they are "out of spoons." I know I was totally confused when I first heard those terms, so I did a little research. Christine Miserandino wrote The Spoon Theory as a way to explain to her friend what it was like having lupus. They were at a restaurant and Christine grabbed some spoons from nearby tables and gave them to her friend. She explained that each spoon represented an amount of energy. You start out each day with a certain amount of spoons and once you use them up, well, there goes your ability to do anymore. Those of us with FM need to be intentional with how we use our spoons. We can use half of them before we even leave the house some days. Plus, it takes us longer to perform simple tasks, or what we used to consider simple tasks. For example, on the days that I shower, I have to lay down for an hour or so before I can do something else. I used to be able to shower, dress, eat, do my makeup and be out the door to work in 20 minutes. Now, it would take me about two hours to do all that. We need to explain the Spoon Theory to those closest to us so they can begin to understand. If you can hand them a bunch of spoons as you explain it, all the better. Because we don't "look" sick they may assume we can still do all the things we u
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