About Karin

A Spoonie is a person living with chronic illness, that identifies with Christine Miserandino’s Spoon Theory.
Spoonies are people that live with chronic illness; theoretically measuring personal daily abilities much as one would measure the proper amount of spoons needed for an event or occasion… sometimes having an abundance, other times coming up short.
This is now me.   I AM SPOONIE

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Born September 1966 – Best year ever, why?
Divorced with 3 daughters.
A woman of many hats – PA, Manager, Events Manager, Office Manager worked in Recruitment, Publishing, Media, Auctions, Cars and many other disciplines.
Founder of Celeb FC – The BEST (yes I am biased) Celebrity Charity Football team EVER!

Having spent most of my working life in middle management for large companies whilst bringing up 3 children, I successfully fought Thyroid cancer in 1996 but in 2012 again began to feel unwell. So unwell that I had to move from full time to part time work the year later.

After 2 years of many tests & many diagnoses – I was told I had Fibromyalgia which is a progressive invisible illness, along a host of other related problems which limit my abilities on most days.

I am a fighter & as stubborn as a mule – I dont “pace” myself – as all the current medical clan seem to believe Fibro sufferers should… as I really believe I need to still be as productive & useful as possible so I live by the Fly high & Crash & burn method… Its Painful & probably shortening this pitiful life BUT I am still contributing (all be it differently to how I was)..

Now I am helping people in a different way & it brings me peace on days when I could scream in pain…

Remember – No matter how bad it gets.. You could be dead!

Just do your best – Always…

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  4. I love your blog!! I can identify a little too much with several of your fibromyalgia posts/rants, and I say kudos to you for it!! Too many of us feel the need to wear a mask and pretend we are “OK” or just shut away people so we don’t offend/embarass them or make them feel awkward. I know I am certainly guilty of that. So it is refreshing to see someone taking off that mask and yelling out what we actually feel day in and day out. Thank you for showing me that I am not a whiney little bitch when I get frustrated and angry and scream and/or cry!

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  6. Hi Karin! I wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Liebster Bloggers Award. You can find the details on The Zebra Pit in the Liebster Award Nomination post and decide whether or not you’d like to accept and display the badge on your page. Let me know if you have any questions!

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  7. Hi Karin,

    Thank you for sharing your experience. As a fellow spoonie, I understand how some days can be challenging. I encourage you to check out my blog: irazemagarcia.com I post on taking a realistic approach to wellness (rather than trying to be everything to everyone).


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