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What the heck is a spoonie and other metaphors

What the heck is a spoonie and other metaphors

October 27, 2020

What the heck is a spoonie? You've probably seen it in Hashtags, the word #Spoonie.  It came from a conversation about what it is like to live with a chronic illness or invisible illness, Christine Miserandino from ButYouDontLookSick.com had during a dinner with a college friend. What about other metaphors for Spoon Theory such as gas tanks and traffic lights.
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When you feel too sick too cook

When you feel too sick too cook

November 08, 2018

One of the biggest challenges for people with chronic illness and chronic pain, is when you feel unable to cook or prepare your own fresh food.

After a particularly bad pain flare, days long migraine or long bout of viral illness when you have been unable to get out to shops for any fresh food. Or you have fresh food but no energy or ability to prepare it. What do you do? What are some solutions?...

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