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Using Spoon Theory to Explain Chronic Illness

One of the most frustrating things about living with a chronic illness is the struggle to get able-bodied people to understand the extent of your pain. That very problem was what prompted lupus patient Christine Miserandino to concoct the Spoon Theory to help explain chronic illness, which is a striking metaphor that has since been adopted globally as the most vivid interpretation of life with chronic illness.

What Does The Spoon Theory Infographic Say?

Our Spoon Theory infographic details what the Spoon Theory actually is, which chronic illnesses the Spoon Theory can be applied to, how the ‘spoons’ are used during the day, some advice for ‘spoonies’ and the Spoon Theory from ‘spoonies” perspectives. You can find out more about using the Spoon Theory to help explain your chronic illness in our infographic below.

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