Me, My MS and I

The Spoon Theory

It’s often difficult to explain the impact of MS related pain and fatigue etc on your daily life. The Spoon Theory was created by Christine Miserandino to explain to a friend how lupus affects her day to day life. It’s a fantastic, simple and visual way of explaining to friends and family the limits that are sometimes placed on the amount you can do in a day. From personal experience, I’ve found that people can sometimes find it difficult to understand that you have to prioritise what you wish to accomplish in a day, and accept that some of it may not be possible.

Although this isn’t always the case and there are days we can do whatever we like, The Spoon Theory is especially helpful as an explanation when limited days are an uncommon occurrence and it may be even more difficult for people to understand when these do happen as they are so rare. Even if you don’t need to explain to anyone, it’s a great read very insightful, and well worth the time to read.


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