Best Tips for Preventing a Pain Flare (from 40 People with Chronic Illness) | www.achronicvoice.com

Part Two of Three: Preventing Pain Flares Before They Hit This is a three-part series all about pain flares caused by chronic illness. You can read what everyone’s biggest triggers are in part one here. In this second part of the series, we share our best coping strategies to prevent these flares from happening. These […]

Friday, 09 November 2018. Issue #135. In this issue: Taking care of yourself before the pain hits in full force. Learning your limits is a constant life lesson. When you’re in too much pain to even go to the doctor’s. Breaking away from the negative notion that resting is laziness. A common theme runs through […]

Hey You...It's Me (M.E. Struggles & a Tribute to the Human Spirit) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Lisa does have a way with words, as she pours her heart out into this powerful piece about M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and her struggles with it. She is a regular contribution on this blog, and I always look forward to what she has to say. The coping strategies and knowledge […]

Issue #134: Useful Resources for Working from Home with Chronic Illness & Validating the Existence of Pain Can be a Huge Support | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 02 November 2018. Issue #134. In this issue: Chronic pain is impossible to comprehend; validating its existence is a big help. Useful resources for working from home, as a person with chronic illness. The resiliency you develop from battling illness daily. BackPack Health, a useful app for storing and sharing your health data, is […]

November 2018 Prompts: Meeting, Advocating, Tweaking, Working & Curating | A Chronic Voice

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Meeting Most of us spend lots of time meeting a selection of doctors, even though we’d rather be well enough to meet our friends or family. Some of us don’t like meeting people at all, or maybe […]

A Roundup of Biggest Pain Flare Triggers (from 40 People with Chronic Illness) | www.achronicvoice.com

I Asked and You Answered In this three part series we’ll be investigating pain flares: how it varies for each individual, what triggers them, how to prevent and also cope with them. Pain is a private and personal experience, one which no one else can feel for you, no matter how empathetic they may be. […]

Issue #133: Why People Who Can Walk May Still Need to Use a Wheelchair & Manchester Airport's Wonderful Service for Those with Invisible Disabilities | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 26 October 2018. Issue #133. In this issue: A good starting point to improve my gut health, as a person with chronic, inflammatory diseases. Why people who can walk may still need to use a wheelchair from time to time. Educating others and advocating for yourself require lots of patience and clarity. Embracing your […]

Getting to Know My Gut Bacteria (and What Probiotics I Need) | A Chronic Voice

*Note: Whilst this post is sponsored by Thryve Inside, all opinions expressed in this review are my own. An Introduction to Gut Health and Probiotics Did you know that your bowels host not just millions, but trillions of microorganisms? From the Healthline website: “Your bowels host an estimated 100 trillion microorganisms from more than 500 […]

Issue #132: There are Always Opportunities for Gratitude and Joy & Princess Eugenie’s Scoliosis Scar on Her Wedding Day | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 19 October 2018. Issue #132. In this issue: It’s easy to lose your optimism when you become sick, but opportunities for gratitude and joy are still there. Your body isn’t what it was yesterday, or will be tomorrow. Breaking stigma by fostering healthy conversation. Princess Eugenie’s shows her scoliosis surgery scar on her wedding […]