Issue #207: The Idea that You Will ‘Never Recover’ is Incomprehensible to Most People & It’s Okay to Feel Joy (or None) in the Midst of Your Struggles | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 03 April 2020. Issue #207. In this issue: The idea that you will ‘never recover’ is incomprehensible to most people, and chronic illness has no beginning or end. Home is where the…medications are. The possibilities and quality of life that painkillers return to chronic pain patients. After you’ve gone through a bout of bad […]

A Hurried Return, but Chronic Illness's Opening Hours Remain Unchanged | A Chronic Voice

Returning I had to sadly return to Singapore earlier than expected, due to the coronavirus outbreak. My parents were very worried, what with chronic illness and all that in the mix. After being put on hold with the customer service line for seven hours straight (yes, happy tropical island music for hours!), I was told […]

Issue #206: Why So Many Who are Passive Suicidal Do Not Dare to Seek Help & Sadly, the Coronavirus Situation is a Taste of What Chronic Life is Like | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 27 March 2020. Issue #206. In this issue: The innate stigma of passive suicidal ideation, and why so many people do not dare speak up and seek help. There is a difference between being true to yourself, and being intractable. Motivational tip: Focus only on what you need to achieve right now, and take […]

Managing Anxiety and Depression as a Senior | A Chronic Voice

It’s unfortunately very common for seniors to experience anxiety and depression. An in-home elderly care professional pointed out that anxiety and depression are especially common in seniors that have recently lost a significant other, friends and family, or if they are dealing with an ailment or illness that doesn’t let them live their life the […]

Issue 205: Why Chronic Fatigue is Harder to Understand Than Pain & How to Redefine What 'Good' is in Your Life Through Acceptance | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 20 March 2020. Issue #205. In this issue: A ‘Self-Reward’ list for book reading motivation. Useful home resource list, such as the kitchen rocking knife. The difficulties of understanding chronic fatigue over pain, as most people have at least experienced pain at some point in their lives. The heartbreaking situation when chronic pain becomes […]

Issue #204: The Best Ways to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus & The Role of Healthy People in Preventing the Rapid Spread of Disease | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 13 March 2020. Issue #204. In this issue: Infographic on the best ways to protect yourself from the coronavirus, NCOVID-19, and also from any airborne or surface transmissible viruses. Self-care becomes a lot less glamorous than the picture painted, when your energy and mobility are limited. No two chronic illness persons are the same, […]

Issue #203: Doctors Rarely Talk About Acceptance, but It’s Probably the Biggest Decision to Make & Faking Being Well to Get Through Your Day | A Chronic VOice

Friday, 06 March 2020. Issue #203. In this issue: It’s terrifying when you experience physical and strange symptoms from chronic illness which there are no answers for. What people don’t see – faking being well, in order to preserve dignity and get through the day. Soap is a detergent that breaks down lipids, which the […]

Issue #202: Neglecting Self-Care Leads to Deterioration of Mental Health & Little Love Letters to Yourself, for Those Dark Days | A Chronic Voice

Monday, 02 March 2020. Issue #202. In this issue: Self-care isn’t indulgent; neglecting it leads to deterioration of mental health and more. Sometimes the pain feels like forever, but take one breath in and out, and survive. Little love letters and guideposts for those days when it gets too dark. The loss of a passion […]