What's it Like to be a Caregiver for a Chronically Ill Loved One (The Challenges & Rewards)

A Note from A Chronic Voice: To open, I’d like to thank Lucjan for contributing this guest post. I especially love to hear from men within the community, as their voices are pretty rare, yet vital. Lucjan is a caregiver, whose wife is chronically ill with fibromyalgia and endometriosis. Read on to find out more […]

The 2022 November writing prompts are out! Come share how chronic illness or disability impacts your life, as we approach the end of the year. [Background: Warm cup of cappuccino with a vase of dried flowers on a wooden table.]

Sorry it’s a little late, but I’ve managed to put the November writing prompts together. (I’ve added a few extra days to compensate!) Here we are, near the end of the year. 2022 was an awful one for me to say the least. I suffered a spontaneous bilateral patellar tendon rupture that left me bed […]

October 2022 Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

I haven’t hosted one of these in a good while for many reasons. My usable time has shrunk a lot due to chronic pain, commitments and various new activities. In any case, I felt that it would be a good idea to host these linkups every once in a while. If only to catch up […]

How to Prepare for a Medical Appointment in a Post-Pandemic World (4 Top Tips From a Doctor)

I’m excited to have Dr. Marta Becker with us, as she shares her four top tips on how to prepare for a medical appointment. She is an ENT specialist with Jefferson-Abington Health from Philadelphia, PA. “Everybody wants to get in and out of their doctor’s office as quickly as possible, but not miss out on […]

Addiction is a Chronic Illness: Why We Need to Talk About the Chronic Nature of Addiction

Addiction has been present in human societies since, well, the first human societies. Addictive behaviors are observed in some of the most fundamental biological processes underlying learning and motivation across the animal kingdom. These facts paint addiction as less of a ‘moral failure’ and more of a brain disorder rooted in biology, not deficiency. Despite […]

How to Set ​​Healthy Boundaries in Your Relationships with Chronic Illness

We haven’t had a guest blogger in a while, so I’m happy to have Lydia with us today! Lydia lives with chronic migraine, Fibromyalgia and C-PTSD. Today she shares with us her tips on setting healthy boundaries in all sorts of relationships, when you live with chronic illness. Let’s hear what she has to share […]

January Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

So we’ve taken a little break from these linkups for two months, as I was pretty much swamped with the co-ordination and organisation of the holiday giveaway! It was lots of fun, but also always triggers a burnout. So what better way to kickstart the new year and ease back into blogging than with the […]

Aepios: An Online Network for Patient Empowerment & Connection

An Introduction to Aepios & Christina I am excited to have Christina DeSerio, CEO of Aepios, with us today on the blog! Christina is a neuroscientist who also lives with several chronic illnesses. Aepios is an acronym that stands for: An Empowering Place to Interact and Openly Share. It is a support network for chronic […]

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 […]

September Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

It’s time to share about your chronic illness life, using the September writing prompts! Admittedly I haven’t been participating in my own linkups in recent months as much as I’d like to, for a mix of reasons. But I still get excited whenever I receive a notification of a new entry. Your entry. And I’m […]