Issue #203: Doctors Rarely Talk About Acceptance, but It’s Probably the Biggest Decision to Make & Faking Being Well to Get Through Your Day | A Chronic VOice

Friday, 06 March 2020. Issue #203. In this issue: It’s terrifying when you experience physical and strange symptoms from chronic illness which there are no answers for. What people don’t see – faking being well, in order to preserve dignity and get through the day. Soap is a detergent that breaks down lipids, which the […]

Issue #202: Neglecting Self-Care Leads to Deterioration of Mental Health & Little Love Letters to Yourself, for Those Dark Days | A Chronic Voice

Monday, 02 March 2020. Issue #202. In this issue: Self-care isn’t indulgent; neglecting it leads to deterioration of mental health and more. Sometimes the pain feels like forever, but take one breath in and out, and survive. Little love letters and guideposts for those days when it gets too dark. The loss of a passion […]

Issue #201: What is Medical Gaslighting & Managing Chronic Pain Often Goes Beyond Standard Healthcare | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 21 February 2020. Issue #201. In this issue: Gaslighting is emotional abuse which causes the victim to question their own feelings and sanity. Managing chronic pain often requires the need to add other holistic and complementary therapies. Feeling unprotected within your own body because of chronic illness. Living with chronic pain is like a […]

Issue #199: If Chronic Illness Patients Complain, Please Know That the Pain is Truly Severe & It is Not Okay to Give Unsolicited Advice - Full Stop | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 07 February 2020. Issue #199. In this issue: If chronic illness patients complain, please know that the pain is truly severe. The acute crises that come with chronic illness can be scary, but often it is the day to day living that wears a person down. Dear problem patients, I believe you no matter […]

Issue #197: You’re Allowed to Feel Your Emotions When You’re in Pain & The Amount of Time it Takes for the Chronically Ill to Look ‘Normal’ | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 24 January 2019. Issue #197. In this issue: Surrounding yourself with comforting and supportive resources when you’re recovering from a pain flare. A book that encapsulates all that goes on when you’re both chronically ill, and also a caregiver to children with special needs and chronic illnesses. The bane of invisible illness is that […]

Issue #190: The Longer You are in Pain, the More Sensitive You Become to It & The Decrease in Quality of Life with Every New Medical Catastrophe | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 06 Dec 2019. Issue #190. In this issue: The increase in sensitivity to pain, the longer you are exposed to it. A day in the life of a chronically ill 18 year old, where you even have trouble with doing your laundry. The endless emergency admissions and muggle sicknesses that took place in 2019. […]

Issue #183: Documentary-Style Films Made by the Chronic Illness Community & 5 Top Things That Can be Worse Than Chronic Pain | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 18 October 2019. Issue #183. In this issue: Recurring themes on what can actually be worse than chronic pain itself: 1) Loss of friendships 2) Ignorance or lack of understanding from friends, family and society. 3) Isolation and loss of a social life. 4) Loss of independence and career. 5) Unpredictability. Being trapped within […]

Issue#178: Chronic Illness has No Ultimate Medical Solution & Toxic Positivity is When Acceptance & Emotions are Denied | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 13 September 2019. Issue #178. In this issue: It’s easy to presume there are medical solutions in modern society, but chronic illness lurks even whilst in remission. When you’re defeated mentally, it’s impossible to cope physically. Never force your body to handle more than it can, though a gentle push can have beneficial cumulative […]

Sometimes, Physical Pain Isn’t the Worst Part About Chronic Illness. 40 Insightful Thoughts from People Who Live with Chronic Pain. | A Chronic Voice

When Pain is Chronic and Unseen Physical pain is no laughing matter, that’s for sure. When we mention the word ‘pain’, the type of pain that often comes to mind first is that of a physical nature. In fact, unbearable physical pain that becomes chronic is a major contributing factor to suicide risk. For people […]

Issue #161: Hundreds of People Share What Helps Them to Regain Independence & Ride a Pain Flare Out Gently to Minimise Its Impact Featured Image

Friday, 17 May 2019. Issue #161. In this issue: Hundreds of people share their tips and thoughts on what helps them regain some independence in life. The scepticism and lack of specialist care services in many parts of the world for ME/CFS. The foreign notion of ‘never recovering’ that healthy people can’t grasp. When your […]