15 Memes That Nail What It's Like to Have Limited Energy With Chronic Illness
If you live with chronic illness, your energy levels probably don’t work the same as they do for your healthy friends. Those with chronic illness often have limited amounts of energy – and once that energy runs out, there’s no “pushing through.” Your energy reserves are 100 percent depleted until they can be replenished with plenty of rest.
This experience of having limited energy due to a health condition is what inspired Christine Miserandino to create the “spoon theory” – and why so many in the chronic illness community may refer to themselves as “spoonies.” You start each day with a certain number of spoons (or a certain amount of energy), but once you have used up all your spoons, there is nothing more you can do.
Having limited energy can not only be exhausting physically, but it can be taxing mentally as well to be constantly planning ahead and trying to “calculate” what you will and won’t be able to do. But humor can be a powerful coping mechanism for many dealing with these struggles, so we rounded up some memes that nail what it’s like to be a spoonie. Hopefully some of these will bring a smile to your face or, at the very least, remind you that you’re not alone.