What is the Spoon Theory, Anyways?

The spoon theory is still one of the most universally recognizable metaphors for having a chronic illness.

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Hip to Be Square:Overthinking My Upcoming Hip Surgery

Somehow I've escaped any real surgeries on my body until now. At age 30+, I've never broken any bones (except toes, curse of the dancer), never needed to rush to the ER for stitches, and only been put under for dental surgeries and GI scopes. This is even more surprising considering I might be one … Continue reading Hip to Be Square:Overthinking My Upcoming Hip Surgery

Clinical Criteria for Diagnosis of Behcet’s Disease

An international group of physicians has established a set of guidelines to aid in the classification of Behcet's patients. The International Clinical Criteria for Behcet's Disease classification states patients must present with: -Recurrent oral ulcerations (aphthous or herpetiform) at least three times in one year. -Additionally, patients must present any two of the following: -Recurrent … Continue reading Clinical Criteria for Diagnosis of Behcet’s Disease