Issue #78: Pampering as a Tool to Manage Pain & Tips for Working with Chronic Illness | www.achronicvoice.com

07 October, Saturday. Issue #78. In this edition: Join the October spoonie party! Seeing beyond our own scope of suffering. Using minimalism to cope with chronic pain. Pampering as a tool to manage chronic pain. Tips for working with chronic illness. Tips for coping with anxiety, depression and sadness. Everybody loves a hot water bottle, […]

Issue #77: How Chronic Illness Steals from Your Self-Worth & 21 Insights into Living the Spoonie Life. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 30 Sep 2017. Issue #77. In this issue: How chronic illness steals from your self-worth through identity theft. 21 insights into living the spoonie life. A project featuring real people with illnesses, passions and talents all in one. What to wear when you have hypersensitive fibromyalgia skin. Why one in four Brits avoid talking […]

Issue #76: The Chronic Smile of Sick People & Truths about Self-Love | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 23 Sep 2017. Issue #76. In this issue: Why a chronic pain sufferer plasters on a smile. What’s love when you’re ill? Your scars a warning to future monsters. Insight from Kamilah Howard on living well with chronic illness. The pain scale and prisoner trapped within. Coping through making light of situations. 15 truths […]

Issue #73: Adapting to a Forever Illness & How Bad do You Have to Hurt Before Being Taken Seriously? Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Saturday, 02 Sep 2017. Issue #73. In this issue: What you can do even if you don’t understand what someone else is going through. The problem with using depression as a diagnosis excuse. How bad do you have to hurt before you’re taken seriously? Learn how to share your truth in a way others can […]

A Rollercoaster of Hope and Disappointment: Jenni's Infertility Story | www.achronicvoice.com

*A Note from A Chronic Voice: The consideration for motherhood crosses the mind of every woman at some point in time, whether she is healthy or ill. Some may decide they never want children but for others, it may be the biggest dream of their lives. To learn that you’re infertile or will never be […]

Issue #70: The Power and Purpose of Writing & a Beautiful Profession by a Caregiver. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Saturday, 12 August 2017. Issue #70. In this issue: When you speak up, you advocate for more than just yourself. How to make the most of your holiday with chronic illness. Working with pain and how to manage it. Looking deeper and seeing invisible illness. Happiness and pain can exist together. How reading gives us […]

Issue #69: Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Painsomnia & a CRPS Faker Exposed. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Saturday, 05 Aug 2017, Issue #69. In this issue: How Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) is more than just difficult to pronounce. The subtle arrogance of being in good health. The extent of a person’s ability to understand. Why 10 doctors are needed to manage symptoms of chronic illness as a whole. One of the […]

Issue #66: Suffering from Perspective & Hidden MSG in Healthy Foods - Click to read or pin to save for later. - www.achronicvoice.com

Saturday, 15 Jul 2017. Issue #66. In this edition: A rough guide to your stomach pain locations. Everything in life is a matter of perspective. Cracked, but still standing. What people do to distract themselves while stuck in bed with pain. Some ponderings on the meaning of ‘grit’. Addressing opioid addiction, but ignoring the underlying […]

We take a glimpse into life with chronic illness as a young person in three short stories this week. Candid, insightful & humourous, we hope you enjoy them! | A Chronic Voice

There are three new stories in this week’s roundup for you! A candid glimpse into living with chronic illness as a young person, and learning to accept your body. If you really stop to think about it, it’s a wondrous creation despite all the flaws. I hope these stories bring a chuckle or add some […]

Chronic Illness is Expensive, but Here’s the Real Reason Why | www.achronicvoice.com

It is no surprise that seeing 10 different doctors on a regular basis is an expensive affair. My medical bills add up to a thousand dollars per month on average. This excludes the occasional surgery or experimental treatment. Let’s do a quick breakdown, before going on to the most important point. Doctor Consultation Fees This […]

A Chronic Voice: Celebrating Caregivers – the Unsung Heroes of Everyday Life

Today I’d like to take some time to celebrate the unsung heroes who exist in our ordinary lives; those who sacrifice a portion of their lives to support someone struggling with an illness or difficulty. Kindness is a rare human trait these days, yet these simple, sincere acts are what we will remember with fondness […]