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spoonie

noun; analogy
Person with a chronic physical or mental illness that impacts their ability to live their life comfortably. Used commonly in social media, particularly Tumblr.
 
On bad days, it can be difficult for spoonies to force themselves to do much beyond basic tasks.
Etymology : references Spoon Theory, which uses the metaphor of having a certain number of spoons at the beginning of each day that can be used to complete tasks to describe living with chronic illness
Source : Tumblr, 2014
Last modified: 12 December 2015


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