Counting My Spoons

Tripping Through Treacle

Many people with a chronic illness will have heard of the ‘spoon theory’; the idea that you start your day with X number of spoons (i.e. the energy needed to complete a task) and that every activity in your day uses those spoons up. It goes something like this :

Start my day with 12 spoons

1. Wake up and have a shower uses 1 spoon

2. Getting dressed, doing hair, putting make up on uses 2 spoons

Showering and getting ready is exhausting; for many people with MS, including me, the warmth of the water exacerbates symptoms. I love baths but they are a distant memory for me now, due to the adverse effect they have on my legs. My shower stool is my friend.

I usually try and rest for 5-10 minutes after my shower to allow my legs time to rest. Obviously, this is not always possible…

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Published by: unknownperson79/SleepingAngels2010

I am me and the best person I can be and also I love to write poetry and have published a book...But most importantly I am chiarian with a rare brain disease called Arnold Chiari Malformation Disease and it has no cure as of yet for more information on chiari visit link I'm providing you (www.conquerchiari.org) and each day is a struggle and battle with my chiari malformation disease but someone who has the guidance of God I will make it through to another day and another tomorrow and just remember that God loves you to and regardless be happy being you and don't change yourself for no one because you cannot please everyone so don't die trying to... And I love to write and share my works with y'all but sometimes my brain becomes confused and I make some mistakes but I surely will correct them and have a blessed day...

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