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 […]

August 2018 Prompts: Figuring, Completing, Boring, Cuddling & Chatting | www.achronicvoice.com

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Figuring out some new symptoms again. To be a person with chronic illness is to be an enigma. The need to deal with a constant stream of puzzles arises, mysteries that you either solve or live with. […]

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, […]

Issue #119: Reflections on How Chronic Illness is a Strict Teacher & Strategies to Manage Acute Flare-Ups vs ‘Normal’ Pain Days | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 20 July 2018. Issue #119. In this issue: Books curated for spoonies, but also relevant for our healthy friends! Your support is needed – clap as many times as you like for this article on Thrive Global. How fear destroys you without leaving a trace, and how to get back up. The absoluteness of […]

July 2018 Prompts: Adding, Spreading, Ranting, Protecting, Dividing | www.achronicvoice.com

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Adding more nutritious foods into my daily diet. My partner and I had our first session with the nutritional therapist last month! It was all very interesting, especially the interpretation of my blood tests from a new […]

Issue 116: How Everything in Life Alters in Meaning with Chronic Pain & How Pets Can be Great Therapy | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 29 June 2018. Issue #116. In this issue: The sad misconceptions surrounding the ‘right’ to use a disabled parking spot. Songs that comfort in a myriad of ways. Some favourite things and moments in June, and the struggle with beauty regimes. The one phrase that makes your pain feel invalidated. Chronic illness is a […]

Issue #115: A Comprehensive Guide to Buying a Wheelchair & That Neverending Battle with Balance | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 22 June 2018. Issue #115. *Note: I’m changing the start date of the weekly top health tweets to space out my weekend tasks a little more. Let’s see how it goes! In this issue: When you’re in extreme pain, the purpose of life can seem daunting. A comprehensive guide to choosing a suitable wheelchair. […]

Issue #114: There is No Way for You to Know How Much Pain Someone Else is Going Through & Gratitude for a Body That Works Hard Despite it All | www.achronicvoice.com

Saturday, 16 June 2018. Issue #114. In this issue: Finding the way back to hope. Every tissue and cell in our body renews at a faster rate when we sleep. An invitation to speak about pulmonary hypertension at the COPD conference in Rome. That guilty feeling when you look well and go out, even though […]

Issue #112: Chronic Fatigue is Frustrating as Sleep Doesn't Help & Uplifting Snail Mail Resources. Click to read more or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #tophealthtweets #healthnews #chronicillness #chronicpain #spoonies

Saturday, 02 June 2018. Issue #112. In this issue: Fatigue from chronic illness can’t be fixed by merely resting or sleeping, and exists on a whole new level. There is an important difference between pain tolerance and pain threshold. Putting medications and herbs aside, even regular foods can be dangerous for someone with Antiphospholipid Syndrome. […]

June 2018 Prompts: Reminding, Pacing, Surrendering, Improving & Flowing | www.achronicvoice.com

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Reminding myself to listen to my body a little better…again. So I was in the hospital again last week. As you may already know, managing chronic illnesses is all about the balance. While I’ve gotten quite good […]

The Annoying Thing About Antiphospholipid Syndrome (and Then Some) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note: I am not a doctor. This article is based on my personal experiences as a patient, and research from medical journals and resources that are reliable as far as I know. Nothing should be substituted for medical advice. Everyone is different, so please consult your own doctor before changing or adding new treatment protocols. […]