What Your Wish List Looks Like When You Have Chronic Illnesses | www.achronicvoice.com

What Do Wish Lists Reflect? What’s on your wish list, and why do you want these things? They tend to contain practical items that make everyday living easier, or luxurious treats that warm the heart. I’m not going to complain if I receive a fancy handbag, expensive perfume or surprise holiday, so go ahead 😉 […]

Issue #139: Chronic Illness Doesn’t Take a Break Just Because it’s the Holidays & Don’t Forget Those Who are Lonely This Festive Season | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 07 December 2018. Issue #139. In this issue: Savouring in the bright, happy vibes of December. Lupus doesn’t care that it’s the holiday season, and the need to deal with it because there’s no other way. When society sets cancer as the benchmark illness, and downplays other forms of pain compared to it. A […]

Issue #138: The Huge Impact of Work Stress on Chronic Illness & How to Open New Doors to Happiness | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 30 November 2018. Issue #138. In this issue: Some perspective on ‘strength’ when you live with chronic illness. How quitting my job led to my first real improvement in health. You are still a living miracle, even on the days when the voices in your head will not agree. Acknowledgement that you’re not perfect […]

All I Want for Christmas is Some Pain Relief! (Real Wish List Ideas from 13 People with Chronic Illness) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: At first, I thought that this post would make a good gift list resource. Ideas from real people with chronic illnesses, for others who are also in pain. Turns out that many of us want to try the same thing, no matter where we are in the world! Unfortunately, what […]

Top Tweets #137: When You Miss the Warning Signs of Your Own Invisible Illness & Making Room for Better Things by Letting Go | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 23 November 2018. Issue #137. In this issue: Taking epsom salt baths to help with fibromyalgia, migraines and vertigo. When you miss the warning signs of your own invisible illness. Gift ideas for those with skin or scent sensitivities. Thoughts on why we’re not ‘warriors’, but simply living our lives and trying to be […]

Issue #136: Chronic Illnesses are Tricky Due to How Individualistic They are & How They Impact the Whole Family | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 16 November 2018. Issue #136. In this issue: Chronic illnesses are tricky due to how individualistic they are, and tips from 40 people on how they cope. It’s difficult to comprehend your fragile mortality when you’re healthy. Listen to support, sometimes what you say may hurt. Husband gets angry whenever his wife feels unwell […]

Best Tips for Preventing a Pain Flare (from 40 People with Chronic Illness) | www.achronicvoice.com

Part Two of Three: Preventing Pain Flares Before They Hit This is a three-part series all about pain flares caused by chronic illness. You can read what everyone’s biggest triggers are in part one here. In this second part of the series, we share our best coping strategies to prevent these flares from happening. These […]

Friday, 09 November 2018. Issue #135. In this issue: Taking care of yourself before the pain hits in full force. Learning your limits is a constant life lesson. When you’re in too much pain to even go to the doctor’s. Breaking away from the negative notion that resting is laziness. A common theme runs through […]

Issue #134: Useful Resources for Working from Home with Chronic Illness & Validating the Existence of Pain Can be a Huge Support | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 02 November 2018. Issue #134. In this issue: Chronic pain is impossible to comprehend; validating its existence is a big help. Useful resources for working from home, as a person with chronic illness. The resiliency you develop from battling illness daily. BackPack Health, a useful app for storing and sharing your health data, is […]

Issue #133: Why People Who Can Walk May Still Need to Use a Wheelchair & Manchester Airport's Wonderful Service for Those with Invisible Disabilities | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 26 October 2018. Issue #133. In this issue: A good starting point to improve my gut health, as a person with chronic, inflammatory diseases. Why people who can walk may still need to use a wheelchair from time to time. Educating others and advocating for yourself require lots of patience and clarity. Embracing your […]