My family and I just returned from a week away for the Thanksgiving holiday and as glorious as it was, the reminder that no matter where I was, my illness was a challenge was still present. It was cold and poured rain the first four days of the trip which of course set off my fibromyalgia. When we went out for activities, I had to carefully plan my spoons as to not overdo it and be out of commission the rest of the trip. I did rock my new wheels (I added these super cute silver rose hubcaps!) and had some fun outlet shopping! The travel home was probably the worst. My body had had enough by that point when sent me into a flare and a massive migraine when landed me at the ER yesterday morning. A nice welcome back to reality, huh?
So when I read the prompt to describe what you would do with unlimited spoons, my mind quickly began dreaming! With unlimited spoons I would:
Go shopping with my mom
Theme park it up and ride as many roller coasters as I could stand
Go for a nice long run with my dogs
Take a hike with John and Abby to see the waterfalls
Enjoy a romantic night out with my husband
Hang out in bed just to be lazy
And if I could have a day without Celiac? There would definitely be a trip to Krispy Kreme on the schedule!
If you could have a day with unlimited spoons, what would you do?
For more information on the term “spoons” in relation to chronic illness, please check out The Spoon Theory!