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Acknowledging the “Spoon Theory” & Accepting Your Limitations

In case you haven’t heard of the “Spoon Theory” before (and even if you have), please take the time to read Christine Miserandino’s account of how she began to discuss living with chronic illness in terms of having utensils. In essence, the Spoon Theory is a metaphor that sets up health like a bank account (to use another analogy). For most people, sleep and food act  ...

  My Alimentary Adventure

My Alimentary Adventure: Day 6

One of my favorite movies is the original¬†Anne of Green Gables with Megan Follows, based on the book by Lucy Maud Montgomery. As a young girl, I was infatuated with Anne – her free spirit, extensive vocabulary, and ever-steady sense of self. I wanted nothing more than to be a brilliant, passionate, ginger-haired woman with a bright future and a firm sense of who I was and what I wanted  ...

  Sudden Sight Originals, Uncategorized

Fighting Fear, Fighting Frustration, Finding the Silver Lining

I finally made it home today, one week after going to the doctor to check on a fever. Funny how a checkup can turn into a brief hospital stay. Not so funny how a few nights in the hospital can bring back so many memories and ignite so much fear and frustration. Last Sunday, I woke up at 6am with a fever of 102. I texted my mom, and at her behest took some acetaminophen. Luckily, this kept the  ...

  Sudden Sight Originals, Uncategorized

Moving Forward, Bending Backward

Today has been a big day for me (no fooling!) The beautiful sun in the sky marked a happy change in my life toward a brighter future. I started the day with a piloxing class (combination of Pilates, dance, and kickboxing), which only a year ago I could not dream of doing. I made it through the hour-long class and was hyped up with endorphins for the rest of my day! No NSAIDS needs. Take that,  ...