Friday, September 26, 2008

The Spoon Theory

Living with a chronic illness can be very unsettling at times. Many times I feel that I'm not doing my part for my family. I'm not holding up my end of the bargain, so to speak. When I read the following article on Deby's blog, I knew I had to post it here so that family members and friends who read my blog can get an insight to my thoughts. I didn't write 'The Spoon Theory', but the dear person who did write it has articulated my heart so well!

THE SPOON THEORY

10 comments:

Kitty said...

Wow, this was an amzing illustration of what it's like to live with chronic illness. I do know what it's like to feel like I'm not doing my part... 5 pregnancies with crippling morning (all day and night) sickness much of the way through. I always felt so disappointed in myself for not being able to push through it and do everything I needed to do, and then there were also embarrassing moments of getting sick in public. We just don't have enough spoons some days!! Don't feel bad... I bet you do far more than you give yourself credit for, and it's a hard battle. (((Hugs)))

Jackie said...

Wow. 'Thanks for sharing this. It is insightful, and good way to help us understand, or at least get a glimpse into chronic illness.
I started a new blog, by the way. This on is open to the public. Busylittlepeople.blogspot.com

~~Deby said...

I so agree with this...and lately..I have been out of spoons...and you?
Deby
So glad that Jackie is back too...

MightyMom said...

fabulous illustration!

I can relate...on a worn out mommy level. :-)

Mrs. H said...

Great post for a visual learner like me! I struggle with Panic Disorder and also deal with the guilt of not being able to do all that is sometimes expected of me. Of course, being a card-carrying people pleaser is a guaranteed spoon stealer!!

I've always been a fan of a good object lesson. Thanks, Pam.

mrs. h
birthdaycakeforbreakfast@blogspot.com

Mishel said...

This was *so* good!! What a great illustration! I have a dear friend who has a chronic illness, as does my mother. It drives me nuts when people say, "You don't look sick" or treat them as if it's just "in their head". : /

Jungle Mom said...

I wish I could give you a spoon or two!

ISM said...

new blog, check it out @
www.street-mind.blogger.com

Jungle Mom said...

ISM is your son!!!!

justabeachkat said...

Hi Pam

Remember me? Life has been sooooo C-R-A-Z-Y lately...but a good kind of crazy, so I can't complain even though it has kept me from visiting. But...I'm home now...for a week or so anyway. Even though I'm sick with a cold AND a stomach virus, it's still good to be home.

I've had fun this afternoon reading all your posts I've missed. I can't comment on them all, but I sure wanted to comment on this one. The Spoon Theory is such a good one. Thanks so much for sharing it. My friend, Beth, who has MS has taught me the importance of not taking my spoons for granted for sure. I hope you're doing good.

Hugs!
Kat