Do you have a fatigue budget?
chronic fatigue / Living fully / mental health / Spoonie Challenges / Working

Do you have a fatigue budget?

The other day, a buddy of mine and I were discussing how the slightest medical procedures or even routine vaccinations can greatly impact our chronic fatigue symptoms. We can lose spoons just like POOF! I told my friend that having more time alloted to their fatigue budget would really help. Then I explained how in … Continue reading

Featured SpAN Author: Cait Gordon
Featured Author

Featured SpAN Author: Cait Gordon

Cait Gordon—Author, Editor, Blogger, and Doodler Cait (pronounced like ‘cat’) Gordon is originally from Verdun, Québec, and has been living in the suburbs of Ottawa since 1998. She worked for over two decades as a technical writer, then channelled her love for words into creative writing. She is the author of  Life in the ’Cosm (Renaissance) and The … Continue reading

A Spoonie Year in Review and Warm Holiday Wishes
Annual review / Represention / Writing journey / Writing Opportunities

A Spoonie Year in Review and Warm Holiday Wishes

Thank you for making 2017 an incredible year for The Spoonie Authors Network! I am just gobsmacked by the undiluted talent of the contributors to this blog. You make me so proud to be your editor. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you share with us in 2018! And to our readers, again, thank … Continue reading

Spoonie Error 404
chronic fatigue / chronic pain / poetry / Spoonie Challenges

Spoonie Error 404

Lately, I’ve seen a co-opting of the phrase ‘I’m out of spoons’, by people who are not dealing with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses. To be frank, I wish this would stop. I reckon these people don’t know what it’s truly like to have to chose between washing yourself and making your meal. That’s the way it is when you are a spoonie. Some days you might have so little stamina, you must make a choice between eating and bathing. Other times, you might think you have enough spoons to get through the day when suddenly you realise no more spoons exist, and the great cash happens. It’s awful, to be honest.
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