2020 Christmas Giveaway Sponsors Wanted (Bring a Smile to Someone Living with Chronic Pain!) | A Chronic Voice

Tis’ the season for giving and receiving, and over at A Chronic Voice we believe that it can be a win-win-win situation for all parties involved 🙂 The holiday and Christmas season can be a depressing one for many out there, and with 2020 being the ‘year of the pandemic’, we could all use some […]

33 Things That Stop People with Chronic Illness From Leaving the House (Sans COVID-19) | A Chronic Voice

Lockdown for COVID-19 & for People with Chronic Illness The lockdown laws for the COVID-19 pandemic vary for different countries and states, but people with chronic illness live a life in lockdown of sorts on a daily basis. Parts of Europe are set to go back into full lockdown again at the time of publishing […]

The Savagery of Panic Attacks & The Saving Grace of Internet Friends | A Chronic Voice

I’m writing this whilst in a mentally unsound state of being, for a bit of cathartic release at 1am. Anxiety and panic attacks have been plaguing me for months. I had a full blown panic attack yesterday, the sort where I collapse onto the floor and heave, and wail, and scream my lungs out, not […]

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 […]

3 Important Holiday Checklists for Those with Chronic Illness (and Their Supporters) | A Chronic Voice

There are Contrasts in Every Season I’ve created some holiday checklists here – specifically for those with chronic illnesses, and those who want to lend a helping hand. Holiday seasons are a time for fun and bonding, yet they can also be stressful periods, more so for some than others. Whilst many are out shopping […]

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 […]

Issue #240: How the Unpredictability of Chronic Pain Really Messes You Up & Learning to Advocate for Yourself at the Doctor's | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 20 November 2020. Issue #240. In this issue: Baskets can be really useful for accessibility at home; you can keep hobby equipment and comfort tools in the right spots. Chronic pain really messes with your psyche, as you get worried when things are stable beyond ‘the norm’. Some days you are just too exhausted, […]

Issue #239: The Incredible Loneliness You Feel with Painsomnia in the Middle of the Night & Inspirational Books for the Chronically Ill | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 13 November 2020. Issue #239. In this issue: Those of us with chronic illness and disability often face additional challenges during the holiday season due to our limited energy; share your best coping strategies and get published on the blog! Motivational and inspirational books for the chronically ill. That ‘aloneness’ you feel with painsomnia […]

Issue #238: Fall Fashion Tips for the Chronically Ill & When You're 'Too Well' to Claim Disability but 'Too Sick' to Work Full-Time | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 06 November 2020. Issue #238. In this issue: Real life mini interviews of people with chronic illness and disability, whose lives are in permanent lockdown of sorts. The societal issues with the chronically ill who are ‘in between’ too well and too ill to work or to claim disability benefits. Share your best holiday […]