Do you know the spoon theory?

The Spoon Theory is a unique way to explain how a chronic illness (be it mental or physical) affects your life, and how general day-to-day living is a huge struggle.

You start the day with 12 spoons, and every activity takes away a certain number of spoons.

I have found this to be a wonderful way to explain to people who have no understanding that invisible illnesses are just as draining as more obvious physical problems. I also use this as a quick add-up to check if I’ve planned too much for myself XD

This is the best infographic I have found on the subject:

spoonie

Today is a shite day.

I predict seizures and a headache in a few hours time 😦 I had a crap trip out with Pixie, not her fault at all, but because members of the public can be such morons and have no idea to interact with any dog, but especially a service dog. Thank you to the absolute idiots today who not only set our training back but entirely panicked me…I’m sat here flooded with anxiety / panic even though the walk was over an hour ago, and my head is “you’re going to have a seizure” screwed πŸ˜₯

We’re looking into buying some specialised patches from America, but they’re expensive…I know I’ve plugged this a lot already, but if you can donate it would be amazingly helpful or even just share the link. You can check out today’s update on the campaign too:

Go Fund Me linky link

Also, I finally remembered to take photos of Satsu whilst we were handling him!

As ever, any readers who don’t like snakes, you have been warned!

***snake incoming***

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We absolutely adore this snake.

He is the most chilled out snake we have ever had / handled. He is extremely docile and such a sweet boy, he’s stunning to look at, and he’s been such a reliable feeder so far. He really is the perfect snake.

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***end of snake!***

I’ve had a few absence seizures, so I’m going to finish this blog here…

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4 thoughts on “Do you know the spoon theory?

  1. I’m sorry you’ve had a bad day-hopefully it’ll be better, maybe even tonight? Do you know that the spoon theory can also be applied to dogs? It’s like ‘trigger stacking’ and helps us understand how much we can expose the dog to.
    Take care-I hope you feel better soon πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, finally doing a bit better…omb you’re totally right!! In fact I love the idea of using the spoon theory for trigger stacking! That’s awesome πŸ™‚

  2. The spoon theory is great, I’m so sorry you had such a crappy time with people today I hope you’re feeling better soon. Thanks for sharing the link again as I’d lost it before hoping to donate soon once we get paid. I know it will be going to a great cause πŸ™‚ Satsu is a beautiful snake, what’s he named after? As when I started typing his name my phone autocorrected it to Satsuma so was wondering if that was it πŸ˜€

    • I do like the spoon theory…and my god am I in negative spoons right now ha.

      Oh no you don’t need to donate…I’m just shoving the link out there…the more people that see it the better heh. But thank you! I’m all miserable at this end. Really seems like Pixie is not right for being an actual registered assistance dog *sigh*…I can fb if you want details but we met with a trainer tonight for an assessment and she said whilst Pix could work and could manage, she most likely wouldn’t ever totally be comfortable and probably wouldn’t be able to be registered because of her past fear and her anxiety now…so we’re talking to breeders again and looking for a pup asap because I can’t do this anymore…uuugh.

      HAHAHAHA! Yes, you’re right! I named him Satsu from Satsuma XD It came to me as soon as I saw his adoption photo, and I thought it was a really nice sounding name haha πŸ™‚

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