Call Me Sick Girl (Or How to Make Your Weakness Your Strength) | www.achronicvoice.com

Why Many People with Chronic Illness Hate to be Known as ‘Sick’ From reading articles online, I’m aware that many of us with chronic illnesses don’t like to be known as sick or weak. No human being does, really. There are many reasons why one might dislike the association with their illness, such as: We […]

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 […]

What's it Like to Live with Invisible Illness in Singapore? (7 Locals Share Their Thoughts) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Chesna from Floral Garage approached me a couple weeks back for a collaboration. We had a floral workshop planned for raising awareness on chronic conditions, but perhaps the timing wasn’t right and we didn’t have enough participants. So they kindly sponsored four of their best-selling bouquets instead, to a few […]

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 find links for the other two at the end of this post.) In this second part of the series, we share our best coping strategies to prevent these flares from […]

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 […]

A Roundup of Biggest Pain Flare Triggers (from 40 People with Chronic Illness) | www.achronicvoice.com

I Asked and You Answered In this three part series we’ll be investigating pain flares: how it varies for each individual, what triggers them, how to prevent and also cope with them. (You can find links for the other two at the end of this post.) Pain is a private and personal experience, one which […]

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 […]

Issue #132: There are Always Opportunities for Gratitude and Joy & Princess Eugenie’s Scoliosis Scar on Her Wedding Day | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 19 October 2018. Issue #132. In this issue: It’s easy to lose your optimism when you become sick, but opportunities for gratitude and joy are still there. Your body isn’t what it was yesterday, or will be tomorrow. Breaking stigma by fostering healthy conversation. Princess Eugenie’s shows her scoliosis surgery scar on her wedding […]