This is such a great explanation of disability, I asked permission to re-blog.
With COPD, budgeting my energy & breath are crucial some days to avoid the overwhelming fatigue. Other days it feels like someone gave me an extra spoon because I have a little bit more – energy, breath & less fatigue.

The Musings of a Digital Vagabond

Arty spoon

Okay, so posting this might get me into some trouble, and if it does, I’ll have to take it down. But this is hands down one of the best explanations of disability I’ve ever read in my entire life. It was written by a girl dealing with lupus, but it’s extremely applicable to most other physical conditions of which I am aware. I’m kind of hoping that this lovely young woman will be inspired to write a monologue for me, but since I don’t exactly see that as being in the cards, go to her website here and support what she’s doing. But for now ladies and gentlemen I give you my favorite explanation of living physical disability, spoon theory.

The Spoon Theory

by Christine Miserandino

My best friend and I were in the diner, talking. As usual, it was very late and we were eating French fries with gravy…

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