Explaining Lupus With the Spoon Theory


Advertisement

Understanding the Spoon Theory

If you have lupus, you know that when people can’t see visible evidence of illness they may doubt your pain. So, it often comes down to the lupus sufferer to explain their experiences to friends and family — but how can this be accomplished?

Christine Miserandino was trying to explain to her friend what it was like to live with lupus when the spoon theory was born. Essentially, the theory is a way for chronic pain sufferers to show others what it is like to live with their condition.

The theory has made such an impact that there is now a following of people who refer to themselves as “Spoonies.” These are chronic illness warriors who connect with each other and share experiences online.

Read on a join the conversation!

Lupus and Spoon Theory Infographic

Embed this image on your website or blog

Copy and paste the code below to use this infographic on your site.

NewLifeOutlook TeamNewLifeOutlook Team
Mar 7, 2016
print this
Advertisement
Click here to see comments