Funny story! The headline for this entry originally was “The Poon Theory”… Take a minute to laugh, google and then laugh, blank stare, whatever you need to do. I can guarantee the original title would have warranted quite a bit more hits. But alas… I bring you The SPOON Theory. A lot of people with chronic illness have used this explanation to try to get family and friends to understand what they’re going through each day. “Spoonies” is the term that has been affectionately coined for those of us with limited spoons.