Hi, my name is Katherine and I started The Reluctant Spoonie in 2017 as a resource for the newly diagnosed. At the start of my illness, I did not want to define myself as chronically ill or as a Spoonie and I struggled to find useful resources for myself. I was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) in 2016. I also have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), migraines, chronic fatigue and chronic pain.
Check out my crafts section if you want to try out a new craft activity. If you’re currently a student, check out my Spoonie Student segment for tips on how to succeed as a chronically ill student.
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Join me as I navigate the world as a sickly twenty-something.