Janet? Was it you...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by tiredmommy, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    that told the spoon story? You know... how are you going to spend your limited spoons? I've had a physically difficult day and could use hearing that story again.
  2. Josie

    Josie Active Member

    I wasn't the one who told it before.

    Sorry to hear that you think it applies to you. Hope you feel better soon.
  3. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Thanks, Hope. I'm not horribly ill but in a great deal of discomfort the last few days with an IBS flare. I know it will resolve but I'm still feeling short a few spoons...
  4. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Here's where it originated from:

  5. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    The worst part about IBS - besides the cramping, bloating, nausea, and impromptu visits to the nearest restroom - is how draining it is. It leaves you feeling exhausted - completely wiped out.

    I hope you're feeling better soon. Rest when you can.
  6. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Yeah I think I told the spoon story here. I love that story. I first heard it years and years ago on a fibro board.
  7. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting this. It's very like waking up with Muscular Dystrophy every day. I've had people tell me I was imagining it. :confused: I've had many people ask me what it's like to have it, and I have always asked "What's it like to have blue eyes?" or "that freckle" in return. It's just being me.

    But, I am going to post this on my muscular dystrophy site. Thanks again!
  8. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Witz - it is copyrighted. You may want to get permission first.
  9. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I have seen that posted all over so I dont think she minds as long as you credit it back to her.
  10. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Sorry you're feeling so crummy, TM. As you know, we've been dealing with this issue with difficult child 1 a lot lately. First it was his Crohn's, and now that it's in remission, he gets to deal with IBS. It totally hoovers. At least his school is understanding when he misses the umpteenth class because he's stuck in the boys' bathroom. But most people just cannot grasp what it truly means to have a life affected by chronic illness. They expect that when you are sick, you get better and move on! They just cannot wrap their heads around something that doesn't go away.

    Hope you're feeling better today!
  11. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Passes two spoons - I don't need them :(