A while ago I wrote a poem about what it’s like having limited energy, using the Spoon Theory which comes from this brilliant post by Christine Miserandino who has lupus.
My own spoonie-ness comes from post-viral fatigue (I had mono/glandular fever years ago) but I’ve heard people use the analogy to talk about a range of physical and mental conditions. Basically, if this analogy works for you then it’s for you. Please use widely.
I’ve been meaning to record this for a while. Since I was feeling fatiguey today I decided I might as well. Recorded authentically from my bed.
Cameo appearance by my cat Baba Yaga.
Sponsorship deal from Red Bull TBC.