Monday, May 14, 2012
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day - Are You Aware of The Spoon Theory?
May 12th was Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, but I didn't really know what to write about. I've been tired a lot lately, which has been annoying. I am tired a lot, because of my chronic fatigue syndrome, which accompanies fibromyalgia. But I've said all that before in previous posts. So in honor of Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, I want to make sure that you are aware of The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino. A friend that has arithritis introduced me to The Spoon Theory when I expressed frustration at some people not understanding what I was going through when I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia. The essay was life-changing as I felt understood by the author and it gave me a language for discussing my invisible illnesses to other people. It's become very widely read on the internet, so you've probably already heard of it, but if you haven't, I strongly suggest you do. I'll probably add it to my links section eventually.