an analogy for you

It is difficult to explain to someone, what it's like to live with a chronic illness in which fatigue is a major player.

Every day, I try to act responsibly and efficiently - not wanting to waste an ounce of energy. It's like not opening the fridge door until you know what you want from it. I think back to my days as a food server: a good "waitress" never has empty hands. Same idea.

For those of you familiar with the chronic illness blogosphere, you have probably read and/or heard of "The Spoon Theory". So you could read it again, or skip along...I wouldn't want you to use a spoon on something that you already know. For everyone not familiar with "The Spoon Theory", PLEASE follow the link, and read the story...the whole story...an analogy of what it is like to live with a chronic disease.

The Spoon Theory

*this is written from the perspective of a person living with Lupus, but you can say the exact same thing for MS*

Emily

1 comments:

High On Craft said...
September 9, 2009 at 12:50 p.m.

I have learned so much through following your blog Emm. I will admit that I never understood what it is like to live with a chronic illness because I'd never really thought about it before. Reading your posts often makes me feel sad at what you have to deal with day after day, but I'm learning that even though MS leaves your body weak, it has certainly built up a strength in your character that many "healthy" people lack.

Little bits about my life with MS

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