Things to Do While Recovering from Knee Surgery to Keep Boredom at Bay

Things to Do While Recovering from Knee Surgery (Because It Can be Boring) In the first part of this series, I shared all the must haves for pain management and recovery after your knee surgery. In this second part, I will share things to do while recovering from knee surgery (or any surgery!) to beat […]

January 2023 Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illness and Disabilities

Welcome to the first instalment of the monthly linkups for 2023! 2022 has been a trying year for many of us with chronic illness and disabilities. What are your hopes, dreams and goals for this new year? Come share and support each other in the January 2023 writing prompts, which you can find below! What […]

Everything You'll Need for a Smooth Recovery After Major Knee Surgery

Introduction to My Knee Injury & Recovery from Major Knee Surgery A knee surgery, or any major surgery, carries with it a certain percentage of risk. There’s the general anaesthesia, rare but possible mishaps, unforeseen problems, medication interactions and more. Depending on which part of the body has been operated on, the recovery can look […]

2022 December Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities

I’d meant to write an entry for the November Linkup but as usual, it seemed that I had overestimated my time and energy levels! Hopefully I get to write something for the December Writing Prompts as it falls under my favourite season. Christmas always gives me the warm, fuzzy vibes of childhood. I also try […]

What's it Like to be a Caregiver for a Chronically Ill Loved One (The Challenges & Rewards)

A Note from A Chronic Voice: To open, I’d like to thank Lucjan for contributing this guest post. I especially love to hear from men within the community, as their voices are pretty rare, yet vital. Lucjan is a caregiver, whose wife is chronically ill with fibromyalgia and endometriosis. Read on to find out more […]

The 2022 November writing prompts are out! Come share how chronic illness or disability impacts your life, as we approach the end of the year. [Background: Warm cup of cappuccino with a vase of dried flowers on a wooden table.]

Sorry it’s a little late, but I’ve managed to put the November writing prompts together. (I’ve added a few extra days to compensate!) Here we are, near the end of the year. 2022 was an awful one for me to say the least. I suffered a spontaneous bilateral patellar tendon rupture that left me bed […]

What's It Like Going Back to School as an Adult with Disability and Chronic Illness

Going back to school as an adult with disability and chronic illness wasn’t something I had in mind – at all. But a lot has happened this year for me. For those who aren’t aware, I suffered a spontaneous bilateral patellar tendon rupture in January, which left me suddenly disabled and completely bed-bound for several […]

October 2022 Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

I haven’t hosted one of these in a good while for many reasons. My usable time has shrunk a lot due to chronic pain, commitments and various new activities. In any case, I felt that it would be a good idea to host these linkups every once in a while. If only to catch up […]

Knee Surgery for Spontaneous Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture: Weeks 1 - 6

This article is part of an ongoing series about my Spontaneous Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture incident and knee surgery as a patient with Lupus, other chronic diseases and steroid therapy. Each part of the series will be updated and can be referenced below: Follow the Ongoing Spontaneous Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture Series: What It Feels […]

Simultaneous Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture with Lupus & Steroid Therapy: My Personal Recovery Time

This article is part of an ongoing series about my Spontaneous Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture incident as a patient with Lupus, other chronic diseases and steroid therapy. Each part of the series will be updated and can be referenced below: Spontaneous Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture Series: What It Feels Like to be Suddenly Disabled Knee […]