Unfiltered V: Life of a "Spoonie"; Chronic Disease & Illness

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My UNFILTERED SERIES IS BACK!
Unfiltered V: Life of a "Spoonie"

A “spoonie” is a term used by people with chronic illnesses. It stems from lupus blogger Christine Miserandino.

In this episode, I will be sharing how the term "spoonie" came about. What my life looks like as a "spoonie", and what we need from our friends and family. There is also a special message for my fellow "spoonies".

A chronic illness is a long-term health condition that may not have a cure. Examples of chronic illnesses are:

- Alzheimer disease and dementia
- Arthritis
- Asthma
- Cancer
- COPD
- Crohn disease
- Cystic fibrosis
- Diabetes
- Endometriosis
- Epilepsy
- Heart disease
- HIV/AIDS
- Mood disorders (bipolar, cyclothymic, and depression)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson disease