After being diagnosed with POTS, I struggled to describe to my family and friends what it felt like to live with a chronic illness. I have found that this story is the best way for others to get a glimpse of what it is really like. As someone with a chronic illness, I have learned that energy and strength is a privilege. In a way, having a chronic illness has taught me to focus on what is most important, because my spoons are limited. I have found this story to be super relatable and a great resource!
My grandparents gave me this spoon necklace as an extra 'spoon' to do one more thing in my day. I have found it to be a source of strength for myself and a reminder to others that I only have a limited amount of 'spoons.' If you google spoon theory necklace or key chain, you will find thousands of necklaces and key chains to choose from. Someone you know with a chronic illness would love this as a reminder that they are strong!