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Anonymous asked:

What is a spoonie? I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis, colitis, IBS, gastroenteritis, diverticulitis, gastritis, celiac disease.

gastroparesissucks:

You’re a spoonie then! :) A spoonie is anyone that has a chronic illness. There is a woman named Christine Miserandino who came up with something called The Spoon Theory, as a way of trying to describe to her friend what it’s like to live with Lupus. She posted the story online, and it’s become a way for chronically ill people to explain to healthy people what its like living with a chronic illness. Basically we have a certain amount of ‘spoons’ each day, and everything we do throughout the day costs us a certain amount of spoons, so we have to really plan out how we live each day. Getting out of bed, getting dressed, cooking, going to work, etc., all take spoons, some may take one spoon, some make take 2 or 3 spoons. 

Here is a link to read the full thing - http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/wpress/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/

mjwatson:

If you claim to be a feminist and you shame girls for wanting to do traditional things like take their husband’s last name or be a house wife then you are doing it all completely wrong.

Feminism isn’t an elite group who defeats gender norms, it’s a group who accepts ALL women’s choices.

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