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This is the "Spoon Theory" that will explain how it is to live with chronic diseases, 24 hours pain and chronic fatigue that does not go away no matter how much you sleep.

With myself as an example;

I have 15 spoons per day;

It takes 1 spoon to get out of bed and then 1 hour before the medication starts to work.

Then 1 spoon for coffee and breakfast.

At least 2 spoons if I need to shower and 1 spoon to get dressed.

Up to 3 spoons if I need to go grocery shopping.

If I go into town, it takes a minimum of 4 spoons, many times more.

Vacuuming is 2 spoons, mopping the floors is 2 spoons, and laundry are 2 spoons.

Dishes is 1 spoon, cooking 2-3 spoons depending on what needs to be done.

In addition, all the little things we all do every day and not think about; 1 spoon for everything.
What can you think of in the course of a day?

I would like to hear it in the comments and see how many extra spoons I need.

So when I look tired, cannot make an appointment for the same day (preferably one day's notice) will be in bed, cancels an agreement, or has not cleaned the whole house when you come, etc.;
Is it not because I will not be with you, or would like to invite you home, I just do not have more spoons.

However, tomorrow there are 15 new spoons, minus the extra I used today.


Dec. 8th, 2015 11:45 pm (UTC)
This is a really helpful way to explain and understand the pain that you suffer. I'm reading this and feeling really really lucky and blessed that I'm healthy and don't have to count spoons. I wish I could give you more, sweetie!
Also, as everyone has said above - anyone who's worth your time and love wouldn't care about a bit of dust in the house! If I was close enough to visit, I'd actually be mad at you if you'd wasted spoons cleaning because I was coming!

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