Issue #197: You’re Allowed to Feel Your Emotions When You’re in Pain & The Amount of Time it Takes for the Chronically Ill to Look ‘Normal’ | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 24 January 2019. Issue #197. In this issue: Surrounding yourself with comforting and supportive resources when you’re recovering from a pain flare. A book that encapsulates all that goes on when you’re both chronically ill, and also a caregiver to children with special needs and chronic illnesses. The bane of invisible illness is that […]

A Day in the Life of a 'POTSie' (A What??) | A Chronic Voice

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Keira is a young lady who lives with Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), on top of five other major chronic and mental illnesses. She also likes photography, animal behaviour and travelling, and seizes those rare good moments to enjoy these lovely hobbies. In this blog post, she will be focussing on […]

Issue #196: The Difficulties of Understanding Chronic Fatigue Over Pain & Doing What’s Best for Your Body Right Now is an Achievement | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 17 January 2019. Issue #196. In this issue: The difficulties of understanding chronic fatigue over pain. An occupational therapist with over 25 years of experience shares her best tips on how to regain your quality of life. Avoid dwelling on your problems and seek help if you live with chronic illness. Accept that not […]

Friday, 10 January 2019. Issue #195. In this issue: Straws account for less than 0.03% of marine plastic pollution, yet disabled people who rely on them are being singled out. Managing pain by resting and quickly returning to a strict routine. CBG and its aid with sleep. Travelling can be exhausting even for a healthy […]

Issue #194: The Indescribable Debilitation of Chronic Fatigue & The Difference Between Active & Passive Suicidal Thoughts | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 03 January 2019. Issue #194. In this issue: Chronic fatigue – compared to pain – can be unfathomable as most people have never experienced it to such a debilitating extent. The link between chronic pain and psychological issues, which is obvious yet some research find ‘weird’. Writing to encourage empathy and to reduce ignorance. […]

Issue #193: The Middle Ground of Invisible Illness Where the Fight Isn't Seen & More Patient Perspective are Needed as Google Searches are Bland | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 27 December 2019. Issue #193. In this issue: Searching on Google about invisible illness: Bland, repetitive and overly general; more patient perspectives are needed. The fatigue that comes with needing to prove your self-care in order to be ‘worthy’ of compassion. If migraines just needed Tylenol for pain relief, there would be no need […]

Issue #192: Pain is Private, No One has the Right to Judge How You Cope & Winters May be Miserable, but Getting Cosy Can Feel Wonderful | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 20 December 2019. Issue #192. In this issue: Pain is private, and no one has the right to judge, doubt or comment on how you endure and cope with it. Ignore ignorant remarks and focus on creating good memories over the holidays. People more likely to feel pain on humid days. CBD Oil for […]