Issue #182: Pain is Personal and not for Anyone Else to Judge & We are Responsible for Taking Care of Ourselves by Speaking Up | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 11 October 2019. Issue #182. In this issue: Our pain and how we handle it is personal, and not for anyone else to judge. I cannot imagine how I’d look like if all my invisible illnesses were manifested upon my physical form. We are responsible for taking care of ourselves, and that comes in […]

Issue #181: Why Giving Unsolicited Health Advice is Not Okay & Scheduling in Rest Time Before Your Body Schedules It for You | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 04 October 2019. Issue #181. In this issue: Why giving unsolicited health advice is not okay. It can become dangerous to not treat pain when it’s chronic and unyielding. The sadness that naturally comes with giving up passions due to chronic illness, and how to manage it. If a wheelchair helps you to regain […]

October 2019 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses | A Chronic Voice

Hello autumn/spring! I’m quite envious of those of you who get to experience this nice transition period, whilst it’s ever hot and humid in Singapore. We’re entering the final quarter of the year, so I’m sure 2019 has some kind of sketchy blueprint to how it’s looking from an over all perspective by now. But […]

Issue #180: There Can Always be More Pain & the Need to Stay Within Your (Everchanging) Energy Envelope | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 27 September 2019. Issue #180. In this issue: Chronic pain always comes with depression, anxiety and yet more pain. The need to stay within your energy envelope with chronic illness which changes all the time. The anger at society’s labels on ‘good’ vs ‘bad’ disabled people, based on how ‘inspirational’ they are. The sensitivities […]

Issue #179: The Future as a Sick Person is Scary & Sassy Disability Parking Stickers | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 20 September 2019. Issue #179. In this issue: Sassy disability parking stickers by Blue Badge Co. Ikea launches ‘ThisAbles’ with disability advocates to improve the accessibility of their products. The future as a sick person is scary – can you work, have a relationship, recover? An open letter to an ex-doctor who caused unnecessary […]

Book Recommendations for the Chronically Ill: Part III | A Chronic Voice

I am finally getting around to the third installment of book recommendations, specially dedicated to my fellow chronic illness friends! Not all of these books are solely about health and illness; we need a break from these topics sometimes, don’t we?! But they are more or less related to humanity, the human body, and the […]

Issue#178: Chronic Illness has No Ultimate Medical Solution & Toxic Positivity is When Acceptance & Emotions are Denied | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 13 September 2019. Issue #178. In this issue: It’s easy to presume there are medical solutions in modern society, but chronic illness lurks even whilst in remission. When you’re defeated mentally, it’s impossible to cope physically. Never force your body to handle more than it can, though a gentle push can have beneficial cumulative […]

Issue #177: When Brain Fog Makes You Feel Stupid & How a Simple ‘Hello’ From a Friend Helps with Isolation | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 06 September 2019. Issue #177. In this issue: The miserable isolation of being chronically ill, and how a simple hello from a friend helps a great deal. Saving a pain level of ’10’ for when you ‘really need it’, even though you’re in unbearable pain. Taking vitamin B for fatigue and brain fog, under […]

My Virgin Interview on the 'Disabled to Enabled' Podcast

Interview on the ‘Disabled to Enabled’ Podcast I recently had the pleasure of being on the ‘Disabled to Enabled’ podcast, where Jessie Ace interviewed me. She interviews a new person every week, from doctors, to radio DJs, and bloggers! Personally I’m not a big fan of consuming content via videos or podcasts, and am more […]