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CONTACT THE SPOONIEVERSE:
Contact the Spoonieverse! If you want to contact us for some reason, there’s a number of ways you can do that: 1) ON SITE: You can leave a message in the comment section below any post or page on this site. If you don’t want your message to be visible on the site, just start by writing ANONYMOUS and it will be our secret.
SPOONIE VOICES: INTRODUCING LEANNA BENJAMIN
oday, it is with great pleasure I (re-)introduce you to my dear friend and muse, Leanna Benjamin. She was the first one to step up and submit a guest blog to the Spoonieverse (it was the 6th of February 2012), but as time went on and our friendship grew I realised I had to hold on to her and make her a permanent feature. Both on the blog and in my life. If you don’t know Leanna (you soon will) I’ll give you a quick introduction. Next time she shows up here, I promise I won’t
CORONAVIRUS GUIDELINES: MAINTAINING PHYSICAL DISTANCE
Every little step you can take to help protect yourself, your loved ones and your community through the coronavirus pandemic is a good step. For all of us. Be Alert, Brave and Considerate. Get plenty of rest and reach out for help (or practice social media distancing) when you start to feel overwhelmed by the news and updates. Maintaining the social distance is important in all situations we find ourselves in, even when we’re not in a group. It is important when we’re just passing each other on
SPOONIE FAMILIES AND THE STARK REALITY OF DEPENDENCY
For many years now, my kids have been my carers for longer periods of time each year. It started gradually with the onset of my arthritis. As time went by, my condition got worse (as did my patience and my temper) and in response, they shouldered more and more responsibilities; from the practical stuff like grocery shopping and window cleaning to more private matters like getting me out of bed and helping me get dressed. This year, I have to address quite a few things in order to set them free.
CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS: 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO LOOK FOR
Better the devil you know, the saying goes. I don’t think it’s meant to be applicable to pandemics, but I must say knowing what to look for helps make the coronavirus a tad less scary. At least in my books. Having a list of symptoms and a rough idea of how COVID -19 might manifest itself will make conversations with fellow spoonies and our allies a lot easier to deal with henceforth.
How to get coronavirus support for someone in need of help.
Do You live in England? Are you, or someone you know, considered extremely vulnerable to the effects of the corona virus? Read on to find out: How to Get Corona Virus Support in the UK. The UK Government has announced that all people in England who are extremely vulnerable to the effects of the new corona virus will be able to get help. Special arrangements are also available for people in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
NO LOVE, YOU'RE NOT ALONE: WELCOME TO THE SPOONIEVERSE!
Dear Reader, Hello, and welcome to the Spoonieverse! I first launched this blog, under a different name, back in 2011. I had struggled with a chronic illness since my teens, but the blog began when I had to give up my job and found myself completely lost in this vast parallel universe of the unwell. I was scared and lonely and had no idea how to cope, so I decided to reach out and blog about my experience.