Explaining Chronic Illness

If you are active on social media and have a chronic illness, you’ve probably come across the term “spoonie.” The word comes from a woman’s explanation of how she has to manage her energy levels each day.  As she was in a cafe at the time, she grabbed a bunch of spoons to demonstrate how much energy even seemingly small tasks take, such as getting dressed or showering. She then wrote about the conversation with her friend on her blog.