• Disability,  Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

    Not the spoon theory

    A Spoon Theory Alternative Have you heard about the Spoon Theory? When my illness first started to take hold of my life, I already had this analogy to hand. I had seen it shared on social media by friends living with chronic pain. I have used it many times, sending people links to this explanation on the internet to save myself from having to explain an already well covered topic. Certainly these days, as my energy reserves are a limited resource, I have very little desire to reinvent the wheel. However, a few times now I have come across people to whom the Spoon Theory does not make sense. Just…