Issue #237: When People Judge or Threaten You Because Your Illness is Invisible & Sometimes, All We Need is for Someone to Hold Space for Us | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 30 October 2020. Issue #237. In this issue: When you live with chronic illness, pain is a guessing game, and sometimes you wait too long before going to the A&E, such as when you get deadly cyst ruptures. When people judge and threaten you because your illness is invisible. Chronic Illness Social Pod – […]

Suffering with a Rare Disease, Isaac Syndrome, as Told from a Male Perspective | A Chronic Voice

*Note from A Chronic Voice: It always warms my heart when I hear a male voice speak up within the rare disease community, Isaac Syndrome in this case. Some facts from the Canadian Women’s Health Network: “Approximately 79% of the 8.5 million individuals worldwide diagnosed with an autoimmune disease are women.” And from NCBI: “The […]

Issue #236: The Need to be in This All Together if We are to Beat COVID-19 & Never Imagining You’d Need a Cane to Walk at Age 34 | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 23 October 2020. Issue #236. In this issue: When you battle chronic pain, the emotional pain and rejection can feel much worse. The realisation of how tough medical appointments are when you need to keep going for them. The full blown effects of a panic attack, where you collapse on the floor and just […]

The Savagery of Panic Attacks & The Saving Grace of Internet Friends | A Chronic Voice

I’m writing this whilst in a mentally unsound state of being, for a bit of cathartic release at 1am. Anxiety and panic attacks have been plaguing me for months. I had a full blown panic attack yesterday, the sort where I collapse onto the floor and heave, and wail, and scream my lungs out, not […]