Consider the Silverware

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and visiting with me today, I’m glad that you’re here! Today I am going to be talking about spoon theory and some of the ways that it has moved beyond spoons. Spoon Theory was developed in 2003 by writer Christine Miserandino to explain how having lupus impacts her ability to perform daily tasks. This theory has resonated with the chronic illness community and has grown into a lot more then what Christine first presented. I have heard many chronic illness people talking about other silverware beyond spoons. I personally love the entire silverware metaphor because I think it is fun, silly and beautifully captures the chronic illness experience in a way that can be more easily expressed to the able bodied. So, let’s look at our silverware!

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