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Katee
05-08-13, 11:03 AM
This is a really good article on the way to share limitations caused by chronic illness with friends, if they really want to know.

Christine Miserandino
© 2003 by Christine Miserandino

My best friend and I were in the diner, talking. As usual, it was very late and we were eating French fries with gravy. Like normal girls our age, we spent a lot of time in the diner while in college, and most of the time we spent talking about boys, music or trivial things, that seemed very important at the time. We never got serious about anything in particular and spent most of our time laughing.

As I went to take some of my medicine with a snack as I usually did, she watched me with an awkward kind of stare, instead of continuing the conversation. She then asked me out of the blue what it felt like to have Lupus and be sick.

To read the rest of the story, you can link to “The Spoon Theory” at http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/wpress/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/ (http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/the_spoon_theory) Please note that this story is copyrighted and should not be reprinted in any form without permission from the author.

Reesacat
05-08-13, 12:35 PM
I love this — thank you for reminding me about the spoon theory :)

Islander
05-08-13, 03:03 PM
Thanks so much for posting, Katee. This is such a brilliant illustration of what it means to have an "invisible" illness.