Lately I’ve been finding myself closing the window at night and snuggling up in my cozy blankets. It’s made me realize that summer is coming to a close… and while I adore fall, I’m a bit saddened to say goodbye to this warm, relaxing, wonderful time of year. So I’ve decided to cling to summer a bit harder, while I still can. One of my favourite ways to celebrate something is with a delicious treat that satisfies my sweet tooth and supports my health, so I went to the kitchen and got creative!
These Creamy Vanilla Bean Freeze Pops were the delicious outcome!
I am a spoonie! If that word resonates with you, chances are you are too. If you’ve never heard of a spoonie before I welcome you to check out “The Spoon Theory” by Christine Miserandino. Spoonies are Chronic Illness Warriors and the Spoon Theory uses spoons as a metaphor to explain what living with a chronic illness is like.
Having a good day full of energy? You have tons of spoons to spare. Feeling to sluggish that simply taking a shower is difficult? Looks like you’re low on spoons.
These days I’ve been incredibly blessed with plenty of spoons to spare, but I still need to actively make my health my number one priority. I always will.
Any spoonie can attest to being on the receiving end of some frustrating statements. While we know that you probably mean well, your words can be baffling at the best of times and heartbreaking in the worst. It leaves us feeling awkward, isolated and at a loss for words. And so, to help prevent this in the future, here are:
7 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Spoonie
I have Graves Disease… but I don’t have a problem with my thyroid gland. My organ has no deformities or permanent dysfunctions. At this present moment I’m in remission. Without the barrage of autoimmune attacks, my thyroid gland functions perfectly.
That’s because I have an autoimmune disease. My thyroid gland, an organ that I once hated with so much fervor… an organ that I eagerly wanted to destroy… has been beaten up and bruised as much as I have. Graves Disease stole the steering wheel and my thyroid was helpless to stop the joy ride that ensued.
If you have Graves Disease or Hashimotos, here’s why I think you should learn to love your thyroid too (no matter what treatment options you choose).