This is for all of the fellow people out there with any sort of invisible illness. i myself have HMS (Hypermobility Syndrome) and am in the process of getting diagnosed/labled with ME/CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), and am going to get checked for possible FM (Fibromyalgia) and we are trying to determine if i have IBS (Irritable Bowl Syndrome) or Acid Reflux.
When i hear about the Spoon Theory i had only just been diagnosed (in February this year - not even 15 yet) and so i googled it and read it. I loved it so much i made this ^^^
This is a pain chart based on the spoon theory and i printed two of them off and laminated them. one of them is in my planner for school and to take on holiday - which is smaller - and a bigger one for my house. the way it works is just like the spoon theory; you have a certain amount of spoons left - 1 being lowest and 12 being the highest (0 isn't on there). i've always had HUGE difficulty saying how sore i am because i'm still adjusting to my 'new life' and try to push myself - which always ends badly. so i use this to tell my mama truthfully how bad i'm feeling because i hate missing school and not being able to do what i used to be able to. this has helped me massively so please, if you want to use it to say how much pain you're in then PLEASE USE IT!
i'm a massive colour freak so all of the spoons had to be different colours
and the zebra like pattern was actually an accident, but i like it. it makes me think of the Ehlers-Danlos zebra
- if you have an invisible illness or something you think this would be useful for then just use it
hope i helped anyone who finds it just as tricky as i do