October Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

Welcome to the October writing prompts! Using them, I invite you to read and share about your life, experiences, goals and plans, living with chronic illnesses or disabilities. The awareness dates this October are pretty spread out on the spectrum of ‘Things to Raise Awareness About’. There are quite a number of days to show […]

Issue 283: Everyday Life with Fibromyalgia Where ‘Simple’ Tasks Like Showering are Hard & The Challenges of Dating with Chronic Illness

Friday, 24 September 2021. Issue #283. In This Issue: Up to 70% of people with Fibromyalgia experience dizziness, so doing ‘simple’ things such as taking a shower can actually be quite difficult. The challenges of dating with chronic illness – needing to rest, plan and pack before your date. Death by chronic illness is a […]

Issue 282: The Danger of Certain Wellness Culture & Medical Gaslighting Goes Beyond Just Words

Friday, 17 September 2021. Issue #282. In This Issue: The danger of wellness culture and how some people with chronic illness fall into the trap of promoting or selling it, even though their intentions may be good. Medical gaslighting goes beyond just words; the unspoken communication between doctor and patient that often goes recorded in […]

How Alike Health Taps Into the Wisdom of Chronic Illness Patients to Improve Your Healthcare

In this article we explore the concepts of ‘The Wisdom of the Crowd’, the problems currently faced in healthcare, and how the Alike Health app can be used to improve your healthcare. Chronic illness management is a tricky and touchy topic, as every patient is unique and different. Every healthcare professional has a different medical […]

Issue 281: Pain Isn’t Just ‘Pain’ When You’re Seeking Solutions for Chronic Illness & The Inability to Progress Like a Healthy Person, But Gaining New Perspectives on Life and Self

Friday, 10 September 2021. Issue #281. In This Issue: Pain isn’t just ‘pain’ – there’s a huge difference in types of pain to doctors and patients, in order to find solutions and pain relief. The inability to progress in career, relationship or travel experiences as compared to your peers, but gaining a new perspective on […]