Invisible in Florence: Life with Chronic Illness in Italy | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Sara graciously agreed to share her life experiences for the Invisible Cities linkup, when I learned that she resides in the beautiful countryside of Italy! Living in Europe (at least for a while) is a dream of mine, so this was a particularly inspiring read for me. The insight into […]

Issue #126: The Hard Choices Beneath the Cheerful Demeanour & Your Mental Health is Also Affected When You're Physically Unwell | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 07 September 2018. Issue #126. In this issue: The hard choices beneath the cheerful demeanour, when you live with chronic pain. It’s okay to collapse on the bad days, and to deal with the despair bit by bit. Why would anyone bother to share their vulnerabilities on social media, when there’s so much negativity? […]

Issue #122: My Loyal Cockatiel Companion Post-Seizure & Using Pre-Emptive Rest as a Coping Strategy

Friday, 10 August 2018. Issue #122. In this issue: My loyal cockatiel companion checking in on me post-seizure! The big difference between pain tolerance vs pain threshold. Lessons learned from being a patient, through the eyes of a nurse. What it’s like to survive depression again and again, with the weight of misconceptions heaped onto […]

Issue #121: People with Chronic Illness Need Human Interaction Too & Thoughts About the Straw Ban from a Disabled Person

Friday, 03 Aug 2018. Issue #121. In this issue: A sad loss of a loved one to kidney failure and COPD, RIP 🙁 Things not to say to someone who suffers from chronic pain despite the unpredictability, which can make it seem unbelievable. There are homeless people on the street suffering from mental illnesses, and […]

Issue #120: Your Doctor Should Never Dismiss Your Pain & Why it's Important to be Honest With and About Your Pain | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 27 July 2018. Issue #120. In this issue: How humility gives me that little push to share about life with chronic illnesses, and why that’s important. Often just by being there with someone in unbearable pain, is the most important thing you can do. The constant assessments needed simply to live with chronic pain, […]

What's it Like to be the Mother of a Sick Child? (Precious Insights from My Own Mum) | www.achronicvoice.com

Life’s Ultimate Superheroes There’s no need to state the obvious I suppose, but many mothers are the ultimate superheroes in everyday life. They’re the ones who show up when things get rough, and showing up once is the easiest part! Unlike the movies where superheroes calm calamities in an instant, real life problems require steadfast […]

Issue #108: In this issue: How coping with chronic illness may seem 'high maintenance' to healthy people, but really isn't. You need to be your own biggest advocate, even if you have a great doctor. An interview with an ME/CFS sufferer - bad is bearable, but it's often worse than that. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #invisibleillness #achronicvoice #chronicillness #spoonies #healthnews #healthcare

Saturday, 05 2018. Issue #108. In this issue: Why sleep isn’t a luxury, but a necessity. Goodnight to Archer, my blue parrotlet 🙁 Downsizing your living space because of poor health requires all of your coping skills. The May linkup party is out – amazing how time whizzes by! Being questioned from using a disability […]

Issue #94: Paying with Pain for Trying to be Normal & Working Full-Time by Managing Our Health. Click to read more or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #chronicillness #healthnews #chronicpain #spoonies #awareness

Sat, 28 Jan 2018. Issue #94. In this issue: It can be a big help when healthcare professionals validate your pain. Smiling a lot to release happy hormones. The different types of tasks service dogs do. Paying with pain for trying to do things that any young adult would. When giving up feels like a […]

In this issue: Up close and personal with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Jennifer Brea’s film, “Unrest”. Designing a new menstrual cup for disabled women out of necessity. The difficult question of disability and ability to work. Why it’s important not to hide your pain and feelings. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #healthnews #spoonielife #chronicillness #painmanagement

Sat, 20 Jan 2018. Issue #93. In this issue: Up close and personal with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Jennifer Brea’s film, “Unrest”. Designing a new menstrual cup for disabled women out of necessity. When doctors should be on your side, but aren’t. When everyone seems to be adulting, but not you. The difficult question of […]

Issue #92: Learning to Become Your Own Advocate & the Best Kind of Support Group for Some. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #healthnews #chronicillness #spoonielife #chronicpain #healthcare

Sat, 13 Jan 2018. Issue #92. In this issue: There’s plenty of colour and life and beauty yet left in you. The best kind of support group I’ve discovered in 2017. ‘Zero to Hero’ – a great fitness programme designed for people with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Oska Pulse, the pain device that was approved […]