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

When Chronic Illness or Life Circumstances Affect Your Holidays Negatively I’ve created some holiday checklists here for those with chronic illness, 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 […]

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: Spontaneous Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture Series: My Recovery Time for Simultaneous Bilateral […]

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 Patient […]

Loss of Identity with Chronic Illness & The Plot Twist: Sharpened Self-Worth

Chronic Illness & The Inevitable Loss of Identity Chronic illness has gnawed away at my self-identity, self-esteem and self-worth since it made its debut appearance in my life. Can I blame it? These are some of the best and juiciest cuts of a person. With the utterance of a single diagnosis – Antiphospholipid Syndrome – […]

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl: 16 Takeaways with Chronic Illness

Disclaimer & Content Warning: Contains mentions of the Holocaust, chronic illness, ableism, mental health issues, chronic pain and suffering. This article is meant for educational purposes and is based on the author’s personal experiences. It is not to be substituted for medical advice. Please consult your own doctor or therapist before changing or adding any […]

How to Prepare for a Medical Appointment in a Post-Pandemic World (4 Top Tips From a Doctor)

I’m excited to have Dr. Marta Becker with us, as she shares her four top tips on how to prepare for a medical appointment. She is an ENT specialist with Jefferson-Abington Health from Philadelphia, PA. “Everybody wants to get in and out of their doctor’s office as quickly as possible, but not miss out on […]

April Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

It’s April, which means it’s time for the April writing prompts! April is also my birthday month, so naturally it’s one of my favourites! The party mood’s been dampened a bit this year because of my broken knees, but I’ll try to enjoy it a little. Can you believe that a quarter of the year […]