Issue #190: The Longer You are in Pain, the More Sensitive You Become to It & The Decrease in Quality of Life with Every New Medical Catastrophe | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 06 Dec 2019. Issue #190. In this issue: The increase in sensitivity to pain, the longer you are exposed to it. A day in the life of a chronically ill 18 year old, where you even have trouble with doing your laundry. The endless emergency admissions and muggle sicknesses that took place in 2019. […]

Is Acupuncture a Useful Treatment for Chronic Pain? | A Chronic Voice

*Note: This is a guest post. Acupuncture might seem like an exotic, or even impossible method for treating chronic pain, but this ancient practice has now been accepted as a useful supplementary treatment for issues such as lower back pain, neck pain and even osteoarthritis conditions. Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) […]

3 Important Holiday Checklists for Those with Chronic Illness (and Their Supporters) | A Chronic Voice

There are Contrasts in Every Season Holiday seasons are a time for fun and bonding, yet they can also be stressful periods, more so for some than others. Whilst many are out shopping for gifts, there are single mothers struggling to provide a simple meal for their children. Whilst many are drinking in celebration, there […]

Winners of the Grand Christmas Giveaway on A Chronic Voice!

We ran eight giveaways over the past 10 days, sponsored by generous people with fantastic products. All winners were selected at random via the Rafflecoptor widget, with bonus entries taken into consideration as well. Take a quick look at the list below to see if you won anything! (Click here to view original post.) Winners […]

Issue #188 - #189: When Being in Pain Becomes the Norm & Embracing Mobility Aids as a Young Adult | A Chronic Voice

NOVEMBER WEEK 3 In Issue #188: Chronic illness is exhausting, even if you’re an optimist. Keeping stress at a minimal level in order to cope with chronic pain. Taking your unwanted identity as a sick person, and transforming it into something useful. An interesting variety of supplement recommendations for chronic pain and fatigue. Be aware […]

This Year's Grand Christmas Giveaway on A Chronic Voice (8 Awesome Products Up for Grabs!) | A Chronic Voice

*Note: A big THANK YOU to our sponsors in this year’s Grand Christmas Giveaway on A Chronic Voice: Slick Chicks, Thrive Tape, Winnie’s Picks, YuYu Bottle, Kathryn Trueblood, Nikki Albert, Lene Andersen and Sue Ingebretson! All opinions expressed in this giveaway post are my own, and may contain affiliate links. It will cost you nothing […]

Gifts I Love (but are Dangerous for Others & What to Give Instead) | A Chronic Voice

I’m a big fan of samples, which makes Christmas gifts or other exchanges a pleasure. I love trying out new textures, sniffing new scents, and figuring out if the latest product on the block is a fad or of true value. Yet, samples might be some people’s worst nightmare, and I’m not speaking solely from […]

Issue #187: Using Self-Awareness to Improve Our Coping Strategies & You Can Still Do Activities Whilst Disabled, But Payback is a B*tch | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 16 November 2019. Issue #187. In this issue: Self-awareness is about knowing ourselves better, so we can use strategies with more precision to deal with our good and bad days. When you’re motivated, but your body just can’t due to chronic fatigue and pain. The problem with chronic illness is that the grieving process […]

Issue #186: Gifts You Wouldn't Wish for if Not for Chronic Illness & Support These Spoonie-Run Businesses! | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 08 November 2019. Issue #186. In this issue: Gifts you’d never know about or thought you’d want in another life, if not for chronic illness. Animals are natural healers who bring comfort, joy and companionship. You are not responsible for other people’s emotions and actions; learn to say no for the sake of your […]

Benefits And Risks Of Saunas For People With Chronic Diseases | A Chronic Voice #sauna #infrared

Many cultures around the world include the regular use of a sauna for a healthier lifestyle. It is believed to have considerable benefits for the body such as easing pain, helping the immune system, relieving tired muscles, extending lifespan, and many others. Many also adapt to regular sauna sessions to help manage their chronic diseases. […]

Issue #185: Not All Disabilities are Visible (They're Not 'Taking Advantage' of That Seat or Toilet) & What to Record in a Pain Journal | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 01 November 2019. Issue #185. In this issue: Next time you see someone ‘taking advantage’ of a space for disabled people, remember that not all disabilities are visible. Even people living with the same chronic illnesses can present different symptoms, and suggestions on what to record in a pain journal. Fear saps our bodies […]