Issue #177: When Brain Fog Makes You Feel Stupid & How a Simple ‘Hello’ From a Friend Helps with Isolation | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 06 September 2019. Issue #177. In this issue: The miserable isolation of being chronically ill, and how a simple hello from a friend helps a great deal. Saving a pain level of ’10’ for when you ‘really need it’, even though you’re in unbearable pain. Taking vitamin B for fatigue and brain fog, under […]

My Virgin Interview on the 'Disabled to Enabled' Podcast

Interview on the ‘Disabled to Enabled’ Podcast I recently had the pleasure of being on the ‘Disabled to Enabled’ podcast, where Jessie Ace interviewed me. She interviews a new person every week, from doctors, to radio DJs, and bloggers! Personally I’m not a big fan of consuming content via videos or podcasts, and am more […]

Coping with Chronic Illness: Creating Your Safe Space and Safety Net

Receiving a diagnosis of a chronic illness is an extremely daunting time in your life and knowing what to do next can be difficult. There is so much to think about and having the right people around you will make this easier. A chronic illness can affect your life in many ways and so being […]

Issue 176: The Dangers of Internal Ableism & Having a Disability Doesn't Mean the End of Your Sex Life | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 30 August 2019. Issue #176. In this issue: The difficulties of navigating life with chronic illness as a healthy looking 18 year old. The fear of waking up from surgery being worse off than before. You can often do some light work as a person with chronic illness, but end up needing days to […]

Issue 175 Top Health Tweets: Making it Through to the Next Day Counts for a Lot & the Importance of 'Finding Your Tribe' | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 23 August 2019. Issue #175. In this issue: Making it through to the next day counts for a lot. You may have all the motivation in the world, but be trapped in a body that isn’t able. The importance of ‘community’ and finding your tribe. The power of collective knowledge, with doctors and patients […]

‘Stress Less’ Now: a Complete Course by a Psychologist Who Lives with Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

*Note: This post contains affiliate links. It will not cost you anything to click on them, but I will get a small referral fee from any purchase, which will be used to maintain this blog. Thank you! Stress is Part of Life, and More so with Chronic Illness I have a friend, Julie, whom I […]

Asking for Help (and Why Everyone Needs to Learn this Important Life Skill) | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Ancient Communities vs Modern Independence Independence is a much revered trait in the modern human being. But total independence is a bunch of bullshit. To be completely independent is to live in a bubble in which you’d die within minutes. To be alive is to be dependent; every living being breathes, and that requires synthesis. […]

Issue #174: Chronic Pain is a Suicide Risk That’s Often Ignored & Acceptance of the Slow Life with Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 17 August 2019. Issue #174. In this issue: Chronic pain is a suicide risk that is too often ignored. Trying to socialise with chronic illness takes a lot of effort, just getting to the event in itself is exhausting. Whilst chronic illness is hardly funny, sometimes we just need to laugh at ourselves. The […]

Issue #173: To Thrive is to Move Forward with Purpose & Accepting the Life You Never Planned for with Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 09 August 2019. Issue #173. In this issue: A goodbye to my sweet little parrotlets. Sometimes all you can do is manage your breath, and that’s enough. To thrive doesn’t necessarily mean being able or well, but to move forward with purpose. Please continue to share your blogs for those who need it! The […]