Issue 261: Feeling Alone Even in a Room Full of People Can Feel Worse Than Chronic Pain & Gratitude for the Simple Blessing of Being Able to Walk

Friday, 16 April 2021. Issue #261. In This Issue: Things that can be worse than chronic pain – isolation and feeling alone, even in a room full of people. Tips to manage unforeseen pain flares – focussing on self-care in solitude and silence, and just riding it out. The portrayal of sex in society rarely […]

Issue 256: Being Unable to Work Due to Chronic Illness is Heartbreaking & Doctors May be More Knowledgeable, But They Don't Live in Your Body

Friday, 12 March 2021. Issue #256. In This Issue: Everyone with chronic illness has their own special pain relief toolkit that works specifically for them. We still have a long way to go in terms of conversation and stigma in relation to suicide and suicidal ideation. People who don’t live with chronic pain simply do […]

Issue #246: There is a Human Being Beneath the Diagnosis & A Glimpse Into the Lives of the Chronically Ill, Who Have Been Living in Isolation Long Before the Pandemic | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 01 January 2021. Issue #246. In this issue: Panic attacks isn’t just ‘irritation’ in its simple form, but one that carries pulses of electrical anxiety that eventually floods your brain. Let’s take the fear from 2020, set it alight with hope, and take that forward via the January writing prompts. Doctors need to know […]

Issue #219: Depression is Indescribable Unless You've Been Through it Yourself & Visualising Chronic Pain Patterns Through Art | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 26 June 2020. Issue #219. In this issue: Depression can make you not care about anything anymore, and is indescribable unless you’ve been through it yourself. The inability to do things that bring you joy or achievement, and feeling like you’re wasting your days and are unable to contribute, when you’re stuck at home […]

Issue 205: Why Chronic Fatigue is Harder to Understand Than Pain & How to Redefine What 'Good' is in Your Life Through Acceptance | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 20 March 2020. Issue #205. In this issue: A ‘Self-Reward’ list for book reading motivation. Useful home resource list, such as the kitchen rocking knife. The difficulties of understanding chronic fatigue over pain, as most people have at least experienced pain at some point in their lives. The heartbreaking situation when chronic pain becomes […]