7 Ways to Be a Better Friend to Someone with a Chronic Illness (and 3 Things You Should Never Do) | A Chronic Voice

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Erica shares some simple tips on how you can be a good friend to someone with chronic illness. It’s difficult to put yourself in their shoes, and I wouldn’t expect that of anyone. But showing some empathy is possible, and providing a listening ear is always appreciated. Most importantly of […]

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 […]

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 […]

An Anaphylaxis Reaction in Between Shady Years - Click to read or pin to save for later - www.achronicvoice.com

Welcome to Adult Life I entered my adult years in turmoil no thanks to Lupus. At 20 I developed epilepsy, then leukopenia, crippling arthritis pains and endometrial polyps in the years to follow. Some of these were a direct result of my illnesses, and others were side effects of medications taken to control them. I […]

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 […]