THE SPOON THEORY.................ROCKS!

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   Posted 5/19/2007 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just browsing the posts last night and came across this .... Well I have heard of the spoon theory and knew what it was about but never took the time to go and read it. Well I did last night. I read it and then I read it again and again... then my husband came home. I was excited for him to read it too because I feel like I wrote it... I knew if I didnt read it to him that he may not read the whole thing. Its a bit long, So I read it to him. He sat very quiet. I was curiouse as to wether he was bored or thought that I was crazy or what... but when I was done he said "WOW Steph... that is like your life! you need to email that story to me." I said "Ok I will but why?" He replied "I want to send that to everyone.. all of my friends... our family and all of your coworkers." I said "Really? Are you sure? Do you think that is ok to send to people at work? I mean what will they think of that?" He said maybe they will give you a break and understand you more and it will be comming from me, your husband. Its not like you are the one sending it. It would be a very important message comming from me to send out to all the people that know you but obviously dont know jack crap about your illness and the daily trials and tribulations that you deal with day in and day out.... I want the whole world to know! " YEA go hubby! So I let him send it.. We have only gotten one response so far. But I figure alot of people dont check their email over the weekend. I am nervous as to what people will think of me sending that out. I hope people do not think I am trying to have a pitty party.... ya know what I mean? Oh well.. it is what it is and it has been sent... not a thing I can do about it now.. I will keep you girls posted as to how people respond to this wonderfull message.. I love the Spoon Theory. It ROCKS! Its great...

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   Posted 5/19/2007 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you Steph! And good for your hubby! What a gem you have. Don't for a minute feel bad about sending that out -- people need to know, and if they're your friends, they want to know. I'll be anxious to hear what feedback you get.
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   Posted 5/19/2007 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Steph.  I read Spoon Theory a few months ago and I still think it Rocks!!  My 22 y/o daughter and my boyfriend agree.  It gives such insight to our daily lives and like PattyLatty said, if they're your friends they would want to know.  I think everyone on the forum should read it if they haven't.  Love to all.

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   Posted 5/19/2007 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi steph, that's wonderful and you husband rocks too! I sent it to my sister in law but her tower fried in the last storm so she is waiting for a new one. The one person I had nerve to send it to and her computer fried. LOL. That's so wonderful that your husband did that. I feel like if I really sent it to people they would just think well there she goes again........ So I think it IS important that your hubby did it. Give him a hug for me

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   Posted 5/19/2007 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Steph, I had read that to my wife a couple of years ago. It is a Great story. We took a small trip last month and she found these silver spoons that was bent. When she gave it to me...she said "Now you will never ran out of spoons". I carry the spoon in my pocket.
Enjoy what you can today and leave the rest for another day.

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   Posted 5/20/2007 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Steph,
  I'm glad to hear you read the Spoons Theory! When I first read it I sent it to everyone I knew on the internet and printed out copies to hand to others I know. It is an awsome story and we can all relate to it so well. Kuddos to your hubby!! I agree, he Rocks!!
Frank, that is so cool! You have an awsome wife as well. It's neat you carry the spoon in your pocket!
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