How I Keep Coding When I'm Low on Spoons

Ashlee Boyer on September 03, 2019

This post was originally published on my personal blog site. A few days ago, I came across a tweet thread by my e-friend, @TheCodePixi. She's work... [Read Full]
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Thank you so much for this post.

My partner has recently started with fibromyalgia and everything you describe above is what we deal with on a daily basis. It's so hard because it is so sporadic, one day she is right as rain and the next day can barely get out of bed.

I can't imagine the difficulty associated with working in tech when you have such conditions. I have massive respect for all #spoonies (hadn't ever heard of that term!).


Oh dear, as a migraine sufferer myself I can totally relate! This is an awful disease - I can't even imagine dealing with additional pain... I am also very grateful that my colleagues, project leaders and my boss understands my condition. This is really helpful! The best advice is really to take care of yourself. I wish you all the best Ashlee!


It really helps seeing posts like this one. I suffered a wrist injury earlier this summer that sapped my momentum like crazy. It's gotten much better, but I definitely still have bad days and need to remind myself that there's only so much that can be made to happen under certain circumstances.


Thank you for this contribution! My wife is a tech consultant with Fibro, we talk about spoons very regularly, so I am deffo passing this on!

Aside from everything, this is just a great layman's introduction to spoons. Thanks!

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