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Could Someone Explain The Spoon Theory To Me Please?

Could Someone Explain The Spoon Theory To Me Please?

posted July 23, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

There are twelve spoons. For each activity you do such as getting out of bed and taking a shower, consist of one spoon. Eating breakfast and putting dishes away is another spoon taken away. The list continues until you have used up all your spoons for the day. This describes to your friends, family or others to understand what your day is like. If you search online, there is a story of a gal name Christine and she has Lupus. A friend explained to her that her life is like spoons.

posted July 23, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

I am lucky in a way because my husband attended the class that was offered for fibromyalgia patients and he understands well. Plus both of my kids did a 4H project for the fair last year on Fibromyalgia and learned by researching the internet. One of the things I did was find the spoon theory story online and I printed it off and taped it onto my cubicle at work. Some of my co-workers read it. I also went onto Pinterest and found a whole bunch of info on Fibro and print them off. I post it all over the place at home, work etc. and people come to realization of what Fibromyalgia is.

posted July 25, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

hi
I know what you mean people don't understand it ,I have people at work that say they have it and wear high heels and I know I can wear them any more .

posted July 25, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

I just recently learned about this myself. I googled it. I sent it to my son. He has always given me a hard time,and seems to NOT understand.

posted July 24, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

I learned another tip that we could use to explain to people is use pennies as a way to explain each step of the day.

posted April 10, 2017

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