So from time-to-time you may hear me mentioning spoons or refer to myself as a 'spoonie', and no, I am not taking about the spoons in the cutlery drawer! I'm taking about 'Spoon Theory'.
So, what is spoon theory?
When you have a chronic illness/disability you have a limited amount of energy - physically, emotionally and cognitively for daily living compared to able-bodied people.
With Spoon Theory we measure the energy we have in spoons (and unfortunately we don't have the luxury of having an unlimited amount).
For some people, some activities may cost no spoons at all.
Some people can reduce the number of spoons it takes to complete a task by using aids or adaptations, such as by using a bath board so they can sit down to shower.