...we've all got something to grind.
Ze popculture references! Zey add nothing!
I first read the spoon analogy several months ago and found it very fitting. Not just to help me understand my limits, but to explain them to the able-bodies, non-chronically-ill. Today, right now, I'm operating on all spoons. After I vaccuum the living room floor, who knows?
Everyone I know who suffers from any form of disability or serious chronic illness has read that article and gone "YES!"Amongst my support group of madwomen, it's such useful verbal shorthand. I may not be able to get out that I'm having a shit day, but when all I have to say is "low on spoons", the communication burden is far easier to manage.
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