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Sarah_Smith, we post the Spoon Theory story a couple times a year.


It is great to help you explain to others how you are feeling and your friends know when you say that today you only have two spoon left, they know what type of day you are having.

Welcome to our many new members. This story does get posted a couple times a year. I hope everyone that has ever read it has had the opportunity to show it to others. Or at least it has helped them explain to others how they feel.

Strength and Warmth,



Sheryl Doom

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(Retired) ISN Chat Moderator

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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I really like this article, not just for explaining to others that today might be not-so-good and who knows what tomorrow will be like, could be great, but for reminding myself of what it's like.


I get totally frustrated that I can't plan ahead for things like I used to do. Next Thursday for digging stumps? Yeah, sure, see you then. :temper-tantrum:


I was, of course, being completely silly about the stumps, but how about knowing that some days you are going to run out of spoons and won't even be able to come up with just one more to eat that chocolate mousse? I think accepting it yourself is very hard. Sometimes explaining it to others is nigh onto impossible. The Spoon Theory seems to work with everybody, even me!

Jeannie McClelland

(Retired) ISN Director of Support Services

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(Retired) ISN Blog Manager

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Thank you so much for posting the spoons article. I gave a copy to my close work colleagues yesterday - we are already talking in terms of spoons. I think this is going to be really helpful for the future when I am trying to signal I need some help without making a great fuss in front of others at work. "I've lost all my spoons" is going to sound a lot better than "I am about to collapse to the floor" especially when we have visitors in the office!!


Thank you once again.


Best wishes



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