4 Everyday Scenarios We’re Not Sure How to be Polite About and Why | A Chronic Voice

*Note: I wrote this post two years ago and to be honest, I don’t really face any of these issues anymore, but only because I’ve been speaking up for myself with more ease as time goes by. People around me are also more aware since well…I bombard their feeds with such topics every day 😉 […]

Issue #157: The Mimicry of Autoimmune Disorders & Gratitude May be a Simple Activity, but It Trains Your Brain to Seek Positivity | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 19 April 2019. Issue #157. In this issue: Autoimmune disorders mimic so many symptoms that even doctors have difficulty telling them apart at times. Living with chronic illness is a constant education on coping mentally and physically. Gratitude may be a simple activity, but it trains your brain to seek positivity. Emilia Clarke’s commitment […]

When Autoimmune Disorder Ravages Your Face (and How That Led to My Body Dysmorphic Disorder) - Guest Post by: Julia Métraux | A Chronic Voice

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Julia is passionate about writing and contributes to various online publications. She aims to raise awareness on rare diseases and mental health, and we’re honoured to have her share her story with us here today. The stress of living with either chronic illness, permanent injury, or mental illness is one […]

Issue #156: Invisible Disability Can Sadly Incite Doubts at Work & When it Feels Like the Last Straw, it May be That You're Too Tired to Deal for Now | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 12 April 2019. Issue #156. In this issue: The weight of nothingness, of depression, is a heavy one to bear. Migraines can be extremely debilitating, yet are also very misunderstood. When our caregivers are used to seeing us in pain flares, even signs of Dengue Fever can appear deceptive. Rapid forced tapering of opioids […]

"But That's Normal for Me" (Why I Mistook Dengue Fever for a Lupus Flare) | A Chronic Voice

The Sudden Beginnings of Unwellness I rarely take pain meds for something as ‘trivial’ as joint aches. But I popped one that day as I had work to do the next day, and I needed all the energy a good night of sleep could provide. Don’t get me wrong, these aches aren’t trivial at all, […]

Issue #155: What's It Like to be a Single Mother with Rheumatoid Arthritis & Medical Books to Read to Gain Some Perspective on Doctors | A Chronic Voiice

Friday, 05 April 2019. Issue #155. In this issue: You don’t need to prove your self-worth by pushing yourself harder, especially when you have so much to deal with already. Retreat and surround yourself with supportive resources, so you can regenerate better. When you find a super comfortable piece of clothing, buy in bulk! It’s […]

April 2019 Prompts: Tiring, Educating, Receiving, Giving & Quieting | A Chronic Voice

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Tiring It’s been a tough year for me so far, especially in March. None of my monthly goals have been met, ironically due to ‘normal people’ sicknesses, i.e. bronchitis and dengue fever. I’ve mostly been bed bound, […]

Issue #154: The Worst Thing You Can Do to a Person with Chronic Illness is to Make Them Prove Their Pain & the Small Things That Help with Enjoying Life | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 29 March 2019. Issue #154. In this issue: Even optimists get tired when the fight never relents. When the damaging psychological side effects of steroids are brushed aside as unimportant, compared to the physical symptoms. When unbearable pain becomes your normal. When Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is poorly misunderstood, and even deemed as attention […]