For years and years Christine Miserandino has faced the reality that most people just don’t understand her situation: lupus, a devastating illness, takes a tremendous toll on her life. It’s not like she has a noticeable disability – no red-tipped cane or guide dog, no prosthetic leg or artificial hand. She just feels awful and feels that way much of the time. Her hidden disability colors every decision she makes.
For years she’s had little success whenever she’s tried to explain her limitations to others. Then one day, sitting in a diner eating french fries with a friend, she hit on a brilliant explanation: “The Spoon Theory.” Whether you yourself have a hidden disability or know someone who lives that struggle, her explanation is a must read.
Christine writes in a clear, straight-forward style. No whining. Just clarity. Her words bring understanding. They help diminish the sense of isolation that pervades the lives of those who “don’t look sick.” Click on The Spoon Theory and read her words yourself. You’ll be glad you did.
The Spoon Theory – Insight into Chronic Illness
© Lynne Fox, 2016