I didn’t choose the Spoonie life, the Spoonie life chose me.
If you aren’t sure what a Spoonie is, I urge you to look up the Spoon Theory. It’s a pretty awesome story that describes life with a chronic illness. Energy = Spoons (to sum it up in a super short way that doesn’t do the actual story justice…). It has become a symbol for those of us with chronic illnesses. Basically, we never have enough spoons.
I am currently fighting POTS, EDS, PTSD, and many other letter groupings. I feel like I’m out there trying to capture the entire alphabet! My symptoms from these illnesses have rendered me disabled and dramatically changed the way I interact with the world. They have also forced me to redefine myself in my current roles in life.
I am the mother of a super spunky, energetic little girl. I also have an amazing partner in life, who is absolutely my rock. You’ll be learning more about them as you follow my blog, because they will obviously be the subjects of many posts.
So, why follow this blog? Why should you care about my life, what products I use, and what I watch on TV? I felt it was high time that there be a one stop shop, of sorts, for us Spoonies. I’ve seen many chronic illness blogs out there. Some focus on being a parent with a disability. Some focus on what tricks and tips help them with their illnesses. Some focus on their everyday experiences.
And then, there are several sites that aren’t specific for chronic illness, where I would go to check out what’s on Netflix, what movies I should watch, what books are out there, etc. I would spend a lot of time bouncing around from site to site to try to get all of the information I wanted and needed. Then it hit me, I’m probably not the only one out there doing that!
What if I could create a site that is kinda an all inclusive site for Spoonies and Spoonie supporters? A place that talks about day to day experiences, relationships, parenting, what products could be helpful, as well as what is good to watch and read. This blog attempts to be such a place.
This in no way means that other chronic illness blogs are obsolete or lacking. I admire so many blogs out there, and I hope that we can collaborate together, helping each site to grow stronger. After all, this site is only a one stop shop for reading about my experiences, my product reviews, my favorite TV and movies. This is the world according to Saidee.
To keep things perfectly transparent, I want to disclose that I am an Amazon Affiliate. However, the only reason I participate in this (or any) affiliate program is because I 100% support the company/product.
I will never endorse or promote a product or company that I do not believe in, trust, or use regularly. I promise to be perfectly candid in my reviews and will only share links to products I think could be useful. Product links can be found in product reviews as well as on the “What’s in my Bag?” page.
I am here for you guys, so leave comments, send me an email, catch up with me on twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. I would love to hear from you! Having a debilitating illness can be incredibly isolating, and I want you all to know that you are not a lone. We’ll all get through this together!
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