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Pennski

Wow!

Thank-you for spending all those points (aka spoons?) sharing your history with us.

I'm so looking forward to seeing you later this week and talking more about books and feminism and games and clothers and stuff.

On Thursday I found a secret lake and thought of you.

Jess

I can't remember if I've ever commented here before...but if not, hi! I've been enjoying your blog for awhile now, but am a seldom-commenter in general. Anyway, thanks for sharing this story. I hadn't realized that your struggle has been ongoing for so long...hearing about your past has clarified for me, in some ways, what you must be going through at the moment.

I thought of "spoons" too when you started talking about points. Is there some reason you don't say "spoons" like a lot of people do?

Madeline F

BTW, what you're going through and the posts you make about it have given me a fuller view of my housemate who picked up the neurological disability that won't let her concentrate or sleep... So you're being helpful to other disabled people too... Thanks!

lyssa

Soon I'll come back up to the bay area and invade your physical space some more ;)

badgerbag

I have never heard of spoons! What's with the spoons?

Jess

Dude. It's just like what you're talking about with the points I think. I believe it comes from here

In short, its about a woman with lupus who's (ahem...I feel a little like that's not punctuated correctly, but I'm not sure...but I'm all nervous because you're an english teacher!) friend asks her what it is like to have lupus. She struggles to explain it to her, and finally grabs all the spoons off the table and gives them to her friend. And says that when you are able-bodied, you have an almost endless supply of spoons. BUT, when you're disabled, its like you only have this limited amount of spoons. And each activity uses up a given number of spoons, so you have to choose activities very carefully, or else you will run out of spoons, and not have enough left to do normal stuff like get ready for the day. I'm sure she explains it much better than me though!

claire

thanks for the history lesson, liz. ;)

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