I ran out of spoons on Saturday - if you haven’t heard of the phrase “spoons” used other than in reference to cutlery, then bear with me...in Hypermobility and EDS circles, people refer to energy levels as “having spoons” and someone who has to use this terminology due to chronic pain and fatigue, a “spoonie.” I’m not sure if this is only specific to EDS or if it’s for general chronic pain, but the sentiment remains the same. If you do too much and push too hard, you run out of spoons 😕🥄. After a lovely day out, I felt very fatigued and woke up the next day in a lot of pain with my back. Spent the day laid up on the sofa feeling very sorry for myself. I cried some, too 😣😓. It sucks being in constant pain and even more so when nothing seems to alleviate it.
This morning was the same, so I rested up and am now on some stronger meds for a little bit. Saw our chiropractor tonight, too, so I’m hoping that’ll have made a difference!
September is Pain Awareness month, so if you know someone who suffers from chronic pain, spare them a thought and some hugs; if you have chronic pain yourself, then I’m thinking of you - make sure to take care of you and get lots of rest to build up those spoons again!
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