Spoon Theory

The spoon theory is a good way to explain to people how chronically ill people have to pace their life and the difficulties involved. We have to plan and pace every single day because our energy supply is greatly reduced. This is why people with M.E and other chronic illness often refer to themselves as spoonies.

http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/