Counting Spoons

We have our own lingo in the chronic illness world; Zebras, Dazzle, Bendy, Spoonies. This jargon communicates the most common obstacles and triumphs of living with an invisible illness. So just what does it all mean? Well, as usual, there’s always a little story behind it. When I became chronically ill, I couldn’t explain how…

My Hypermobility

Some of the ways I can bend my body could be and have been considered party tricks to many people. I can bend my thumb back so it touches my forearm; my legs bend backwards; I can turn my head so far around without moving my body, and look behind me, like an owl; I…