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10

The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino

A friend of mine sent me this link:

The Spoon Theory.

This is written by someone who has lupus, which is much worse than being on chemo, because even with a terminal diagnosis you get quality of life breaks from the chemo. With lupus, you don’t get any breaks.

But this is a perfect description of how it feels after having chemo – even though you do get more spoons the further out you get from a chemo treatment, the first few days are tough. If I didn’t know I’d be seeing an easing of the symptoms over time, I don’t know how I’d ever be able to cope. One has to admire Ms. Miserandino for being able to not only live her life, but to be able to share her life with the rest of us so that we can have some understanding of it.

And the best part of it is, you don’t *look* sick!

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1 Response to “The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino”


  1. 1 Carrie
    May 6, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Thank you so much for linking to this story, Julie. “Spoon Theory” is a vivid and exquisitely simple way to illustrate life with a chronic illness.


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