Issue 261: Feeling Alone Even in a Room Full of People Can Feel Worse Than Chronic Pain & Gratitude for the Simple Blessing of Being Able to Walk

Friday, 16 April 2021. Issue #261. In This Issue: Things that can be worse than chronic pain – isolation and feeling alone, even in a room full of people. Tips to manage unforeseen pain flares – focussing on self-care in solitude and silence, and just riding it out. The portrayal of sex in society rarely […]

Disability & Sex: Disabled People are Not Automatically Bad Sexual or Romantic Partners

Amidst the dozens of emails I receive a day for blog related stuff, one stood out the other day. It asked if I was interested in writing a post for their blog on sex and disability. I was highly suspicious at first, as it was from a porn site, Lustery. Was it legitimate or risky? […]

Issue 260: Feeling Less Alone Through Online Chronic Illness Communities & There is No Point Pushing Through Pain When Someone Might be Able to Help

Friday, 09 April 2021. Issue #260. In This Issue: Exploring the definitions and causations of pain in order to manage it using neuroplasticity. Switching over to Cloudways hosting for my blog, after doing lots of research at work! Ginger in all forms is great for migraine pain management and nausea relief. That strange thought when […]

3 Potential Remedies for Alleviating Chronic Pain: A Guide

To say that living with a chronic pain condition – or any chronic illness – is exhausting would seem like something of an understatement. With approximately two-fifths of the adult population in the country dealing with some sort of chronic pain, you are sure to know someone in your life who is living with it, if not doing so yourself.   While there are […]

Issue 259: Fatigue Makes it Difficult to Do Every Day Tasks Like Eating and Showering & Research Shows That People with Daily Gratitude Rituals are Some of the Happiest

Friday, 02 April 2021. Issue #259. In This Issue: When your spouse and family refuse to let you give up on yourself when you’re down with chronic illness, and lift you up again. Most people who use a wheelchair aren’t incapable of walking, but need to conserve their energy for activities they want to participate […]

More Than Your Health: How to Start Practicing Gratitude

Depression is extremely common in people with chronic illnesses. You spend so much time managing your condition; you may not put in the time to address your other needs. Depression can be hard to handle, especially when taking different medications that do not mix well. You do not always need medication to address your mental […]

April Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

Hello it’s the spring season, and time for the April writing prompts! Have a look at what’s in store for our cosy little chronic illness writing community this month. I hope to read more about how you’ve been doing, understand your chronic illness life a little more, and hopefully make more online spoonie friends. Sending […]

Issue 258: 'Tell Me You Have (a Chronic Illness) Without Telling me You Have (a Chronic Illness)' & A Major Barrier to Non-Compliance is the Cost of Medications

Friday, 26 March 2021. Issue #258. In this issue: A major barrier to non-compliance is the cost of medications; other factors include fear from side effects, pain from swallowing and more. A mishmash of topics for the March writing prompts – hosting issues, puppy pics and work life balance with chronic illness. Find other ways […]

Why I Moved from SiteGround to Cloudways (and Couldn’t be Happier). Plus Cute Puppy Pics & A New Pacing Strategy.

A bit of a mishmash of topics this month for my linkup entry, but why not?! Read about my latest web hosting saga; a mini review of SiteGround and Cloudways of sorts. A bit of a blogger’s nightmare as my website was taken offline for almost a week. And how that turned to a blessing […]