The Chronic Pain Cycle & How to Break It (Top Tips From an Occupational Therapist) | A Chronic Voice

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Cynthia Hill is an occupational therapist with over 25 years of experience. She aims to help her clients – many of whom live with chronic pain or disability – regain their quality of life as best as they possibly can. She has always had a special interest in hand injuries, […]

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 […]

Issue #191: Sickness Does Not Have a ‘Look’ & Finding Ways to Enjoy Life Despite the Constant Downpour | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 13 December 2019. Issue #191. In this issue: Those with chronic illnesses might dread instead of look forward to the holiday season, and three self-care infographics to help cope. Sickness does not have a ‘look’, and other pet peeves of those who live with invisible illnesses. You may be tired of hearing about the […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]