Spoonie Blogs

by limitlesslaura

Spoonie Bloggers are a special breed.

Spoonies are “overcomers” in their daily lives, fighting chronic illness like Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Lyme disease and Arthritis. The Spoon theory was created by the first blogger below, Christine Miserandino, to describe what it’s like to get through the day with a chronic illness, only having “spoons” to use. These bloggers are people who live to uplift and inspire others, give back to their community, and think big.

Spoonies I Salute You!

Blog Title: But You Don’t Look Sick

Author: Christine Miserandino

http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/

“The mission of But You Don’t Look Sick.com is to help everyone with a chronic illness or invisible disability, in order for them to live their lives to the fullest and not feel isolated and alone. We believe that our medical circumstances have put us in a unique and understanding position, so that we can help each other through similar difficult times. We hope the information and community on our site can aid people in leading better lives through knowledge, networking, friendship and most of all support.”

You may (or may n0t have heard the term “Spoonie” and wondered what it is. On the other hand you may feel like you have a kinship with people just like you, in your world,  who understand. Chronic illness can be a very lonely place to be, and Christine Miserandino knowing that, created a theory one day, almost by accident, that unified and validated people who feel so very alone in their daily lives with fibromyalgia, Lupus etc. called “The Spoon Theory“. This theory caught fire everywhere, and the word “SPOONIE” for short was born out of it.

 

Blog Title: A Lupie Existence

Author: Falanya Curtis

 http://www.alupieexistence.com/

http://EmpowerNetwork.com/alupieexistence

Falanya is not only my friend and business associate, she is a growing leader in the chronic pain community as an inspiration to thousands. Falanya is an example of what is possible when we step outside our comfort zones and believe in something new. She works from her bed on her home based business, and feels empowered every day, because she is making her own money, and building her team. Falanya tells us all the time what she loves is that she can work a little, and sleep a little. Her time is her own, and her internet business is working for her 24/7. She’s a devoted family person, who took care of her mother who also had Lupus and Fibromyalgia and died in 2011. Falanya shared a bond with her mom through their illness, that only we spoonies can truly understand. Her mother fought hard, but was not able to conquer Lupus’s ravages in the end. Falanya dedicates much of her work to her mom, as a legacy. I just LOVE that.

Here’s what Falanya says about her blog A Lupie Existence:

“This blog chronicles the lupie life I’m living right now. For those of you who don’t already know, Lupus sufferers commonly refer to themselves as “Lupies”. Interestingly enough, this painfully crazy disease provides its bearers with some pretty loopy moments and it’s those moments that can lend a little laughter into an otherwise unfunny existence. I prefer to laugh than cry, don’t you? Read on, comment away and please share!

I hope you will take time to visit A Lupie Existence and learn more about Lupus, Falanya’s life and business from her bed. She’s and extraordinary person you can’t live without knowing, truly. To read Falanya’s “Fight Like a Girl” STORY —Go Here

 

Blog Title: A New Kind Of Normal

“Choosing Hope In spite of Chronic Illness”

   Author: Jamee

A New Kind of Normal

“My name is Jamee and I am a proud YPW (youth pastor’s wife), adoptive mom, blogger, & spoonie. I am also a lover of shopping, flip flops, Disney, & Leroy Jethro Gibbs.his blog began as an outlet during my journey through infertility which grew to encompass not only infertility but my struggle with multiple chronic illnesses, which include endometriosis, fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis, and Celiac disease.”

I love Jamee’s blog because of the very positive tone she approaches her life with. She has been through multiple struggles finding her way, and learning how to cope with endometriosis, fibromyalgia and celiac disease. Through this whole process, she went through infertility and can offer many resources to women in that regard.

I think my favorite part of Jamee’s blog is the FAITH and love with which she relies on to cope with her sometimes terrible pain and other symptoms. You can tell that she’s a very spiritual person, who has a deep connection to God, her church and serving others. However, like me, and maybe you if you’re one of us spoonies or have been challenged in some way.. Jamee has wrestled with her faith…a common and normal feeling. She and her husband John were blessed with a child through the process of adoption, and this beautiful daughter always brings her back to God, and what’s most important.

 

 

 

I’m a sensitive spiritual, heart centered woman who just doesn’t believe there’s an impossible anything. My joy comes from inspiring growth, and empowering others to bust through their limits. I have fought and overcome chronic illness in my life, and many obstacles while pursuing and living my dreams, with persistence and determination. Mental health awareness and ending the stigma associated with it is a cause that’s very important to me. This blog is dedicated to the beautiful life of Robin Williams and all he gave to the world.

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