Using the Spoon Theory to Explain Ovarian Cancer


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Understanding the Spoon Theory

For those living with chronic illness, getting through the day, every day, is difficult. What’s worse is that many people don’t understand that, so the chronic illness sufferer must explain themselves frequently to try to be understood.

When you live with ovarian cancer, daily tasks require a lot of energy. In fact, this is the case for many (if not most) chronic illnesses.

Enter the spoon theory. Created by Christine Miserandino as a way to explain her condition to a friend, it has been adopted by chronic illness sufferers across the globe to gain understanding from others.

Now, the theory has its own following of people, calling themselves “Spoonies,” who connect with each other and have built a supportive community online.

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NewLifeOutlook TeamNewLifeOutlook Team
Mar 7, 2016
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