Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spoonies Unite!

Today is day 24 of the WEGO Health ~ The Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge 2012. I will be writing a post everyday this month and each will in some way focus on what life is like with fibromyalgia (as well as other health issues including migraines, hypothyroidism, and polycystic ovarian syndrome).

First, a little squeal of excitement! I was featured in the WEGO Health 3 at 3 yesterday for my post I Used to Be...But I'm Not Anymore. How's that for excitement!!!!!

Now, on to today's prompt:
As a Health Activist, your voice is prominent within your specific health community. A mascot is associated with a distinct group or team. Here, you can pay tribute to your favorite mascot or you can create an original character.

OK, I can hear what you're saying, "C.C., a spoon is not a mascot." Well, maybe not technically, but I think that it is one of the best mascots for those of us with chronic illness. I don't know when I first heard of the Spoon Theory, but I immediately connected with it when I did. The Spoon Theory was written by Christine Miserandino at But You Don't Look Sick. You can read the Spoon Theory by clicking here. I have verbally shared the Spoon Theory with friends, family, and others who are curious about how fibromyalgia affects me on a day to day basis. The Spoon Theory has become so dear to my heart that I have a necklace with 3 spoons on it that I wear often. I've even had friends send me photos of spoons which is so amazing because it lets me know that they understand and care about me.

So my mascot is a spoon. :) Spoonies unite! What about you, what's your mascot?

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  1. so interesting. the spoon theory is new to me. BUT i Have lovely spoon handle necklace and another ring....

  2. Christine alerted me to your post. I've been an admin on the message boards since 2005, and proud to say a friend to christine for almost as long. I've never known what to call the spoon - a symbol, a 'thing' but from now on - i'm treating it as a mascot. as a living breathing thing. Something to help remind me i want to have it around and need an extra one in my pocket !

  3. Thanks for dropping by and commenting Linda! Your comment made me smile. :) Hope your day is full of spoons!


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