Triggers Trigger Triggers (Re-Stabilisation Procedure Encore) | A Chronic Voice

Trying to Stabilise Anxiety & Depression I’ve been feeling out of sorts of late, that’s for sure. My emotions are chaotic and all over the place, as I’m seized by anxiety and depression simultaneously. I had backslid to my suicidal ideation state, so I knew I had to call my psychiatrist asap. My antidepressant dosages […]

A Car Accident & A Song Gone Silent (How Life Lessons from Chronic Illness Tide Me Through) | A Chronic Voice

Silence. Who knew silence could be so overwhelming? More suffocating than the humid tropic air, and not in the least bit golden. The rest of the flock is older and more placid, having laid their eggs, and had their mates. They even seem a tad jaded, or it might have been that Horace had stolen […]

We all know the truth of the saying, ‘health is wealth’. But apart from the metaphorical aspect of this idiom, it’s actually pretty literal as well. It’s expensive just to stay alive if you have a chronic illness or disability, especially if you live in a country where healthcare is not subsidised. There are extra […]

How to Maximise Accessibility & Improve Your Quality of Life at Home | A Chronic Voice

The Need for Accessibility When You Live with Chronic Pain or Disability Adaptations and modifications of spaces are often required when you live with chronic pain or a disability. Many of us spend a lot of time at home, so it only makes sense that we transform it to suit our needs for a better […]

Why Painkillers are One of My Biggest Allies for a Decent Quality of Life | A Chronic Voice

The Many Negative Associations with Painkillers Painkillers – hero, villain, friend and foe in one. What’s your opinion about them? Have you been told: Don’t take them, they’re bad for your liver and body. You’ll become reliant, dependent, or addicted to them. A good-for-nothing, pathetic junky. You’ll need more and more of them to kill […]

The Annoying Thing About Antiphospholipid Syndrome (and Then Some) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note: I am not a doctor. This article is based on my personal experiences as a patient, and research from medical journals and resources that are reliable as far as I know. Nothing should be substituted for medical advice. Everyone is different, so please consult your own doctor before changing or adding new treatment protocols. […]

Issue #232: The Difficulty of Dealing with Emotions When in Constant Pain & You May Feel Helpless, But Just Showing Up Can Mean a Great Deal | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 25 September 2020. Issue #232. In this issue: Whilst society has been led to believe that disabilities equal wheelchairs, disability actually comes in all shapes and sizes. The rudeness of doctors when you’re in pain can be doubly hard to bear. You may feel tiny and helpless, but just showing up for a friend […]

Issue #231: A Comprehensive List of Assistive Devices from the Disabled Community & Great Chronic Illness Bloggers to Follow | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 18 September 2020. Issue #231. In this issue: The first step to living life on your own terms is to face the enemy within and accept your chronic illness. The trouble with Chinese herbs with Antiphospholipid Syndrome, as many have blood thinning or thickening effects. The many reasons to join in the Linkups here: […]

Issue #230: The Assumption That Young Adults Can’t Get Seriously Ill & Blogging is Gruelling so You Need to Take Care of Your Health First | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 11 September 2020. Issue #230. In this issue: To stay motivated, you need to really believe in and show your subconscious how much you will benefit from a new behaviour. Activities that allow for sitting such as horseriding don’t affect blood pressure too much, which some people with POTS are able to do. Many […]

Issue #229: The Feeling of Exclusion in Society with the Lack of Accessibility & The Importance of Advocating for Yourself at the Doctor's | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 04 September 2020. Issue #229. In this issue: Thinking outside of the box to find meaning, and realising that you can do and be whatever you want to be. The importance of verifying your tweet sources, and remaining respectful towards others’ opinions. I can only imagine how nice it must be to watch the […]