The spoon theory applies to anyone with a chronic illness.
The theory is, say you start with 12 spoons for a day. If you use more than those 12 spoons it takes our spoons for the next day.
The spoon theory is an easy way to show people how it is like to live with a chronic illness and help to understand and spread awarness about the issue.
I am a spoonie. I have a chronic illness called cystic fibrosis which I will have the rest of my life.
Some other Chronic illnesses are anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, etc.
“The difference between being sick and being healthy is having to make choices the rest of the world doesn’t have to.”
-Christine Miserandino, spoon theory creator.