My wife was directed to this by someone on her knitting forum (Ravelry).
Ok, it’s about Lupus, but the analogy holds for us. Stick with it, it does begin to make sense.
Apparently a lot of knitters keep saying about sending each other spoons, and when Ruth asked what they were all on about she was directed to this. And why were a bunch of knitting maniacs sending each other spoons? Because apparently a lot of the people on the forum are either carers or sufferers (not just of MS) and knitting is something that you can pick up and put down easily, take to do to while away the hours in hospital waiting rooms etc.
Of course, you can’t really do knitting if your hands don’t work, I’m not suggesting that. But the analogy may be useful the next time someone asks you how MS affects you.