In July of 2019, Mrs. Bartlette Became engaged and soon after went to the ER with chronic pain that was caused by nerve damage. She decided to write this guide in support of disabled/chronically ill/pained couples who deserve to be seen and not segregated to the small of a corner in the world digital or otherwise. Mrs. Bartlette shares that the term, “spoonie” comes from the essay by Christine Miseraindino called, “The Spoon Theory.” This is where someone with a chronic illness and or pain has to “ration” their physical energy by gauging what activities they could complete by using the pain scale of ten” your spoons” for that day. This may seem like a silly theory to someone who doesn’t have to live with a chronic illness or disability that causes the person intense physical pain. This “theory” is a tool of sorts that many use to help them avoid a flare-up of symptoms, and burnout for them. In all honesty, this theory becomes part of the lifestyle for someone who lives with a
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