Physiotherapy After Knee Operation (Part 6/6)

Physiotherapy after knee operation is the most crucial part of the recovery process. It needs to be taken seriously, because doing something wrongly, or too early, or too late, can all have devastating long-term impacts on your ability to walk properly again. I was bed bound for months after my bilateral patellar tendon rupture surgery, […]

Wound Care and What to Wear After Knee Surgery

Shopping for clothes can be fun, but this isn’t the case when it comes to deciding what to wear after knee surgery. The options for adaptive clothing are limited, and it is difficult to change your clothes or try them on. Yet, comfortable clothing is crucial, especially in the early stages of recovery, when you […]

Resources & Therapies for Pain After Major Knee Surgery (Part 4/6)

I’m not going to lie, but it’s going to hurt pretty badly after major knee surgery, or any surgery for that matter. This article is part 4 of 6 in a series that covers resources and therapies for pain after major knee surgery. It is also applicable for anyone who is bed bound from acute […]

Must Haves After Knee Surgery to Stay Comfortable In Bed (Part 3 of 6 in the Series)

You’re literally going to live on your bed for the next couple of months after a knee surgery or major surgery, so you’ll want to get as comfortable as it gets. Your butt and back are going to ache, and it’s not very… interesting, to put it simply. This post is part of a series […]

Knee Surgery Post-Operative Care: Introduction to the Series (1/6)

A knee surgery, or any major surgery, carries with it a certain percentage of risk. There’s the general anaesthesia, rare but possible mishaps, unforeseen problems, medication interactions and more. Knee surgery post-operative care and the recovery process will look different for every individual, but there are some resources in general that can benefit most patients. […]

2022 December Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities

I’d meant to write an entry for the November Linkup but as usual, it seemed that I had overestimated my time and energy levels! Hopefully I get to write something for the December Writing Prompts as it falls under my favourite season. Christmas always gives me the warm, fuzzy vibes of childhood. I also try […]

What's it Like to be a Caregiver for a Chronically Ill Loved One (The Challenges & Rewards)

A Note from A Chronic Voice: To open, I’d like to thank Lucjan for contributing this guest post. I especially love to hear from men within the community, as their voices are pretty rare, yet vital. Lucjan is a caregiver, whose wife is chronically ill with fibromyalgia and endometriosis. Read on to find out more […]

The 2022 November writing prompts are out! Come share how chronic illness or disability impacts your life, as we approach the end of the year. [Background: Warm cup of cappuccino with a vase of dried flowers on a wooden table.]

Sorry it’s a little late, but I’ve managed to put the November writing prompts together. (I’ve added a few extra days to compensate!) Here we are, near the end of the year. 2022 was an awful one for me to say the least. I suffered a spontaneous bilateral patellar tendon rupture that left me bed […]

What's It Like Going Back to School as an Adult with Disability and Chronic Illness

Going back to school as an adult with disability and chronic illness wasn’t something I had in mind – at all. But a lot has happened this year for me. For those who aren’t aware, I suffered a spontaneous bilateral patellar tendon rupture in January, which left me suddenly disabled and completely bed-bound for several […]