February 2019 Prompts: Adjusting, Hoping, Surviving, Befriending & Awakening | A Chronic Voice

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Adjusting January has been a pretty tough month for me, in terms of life changes of the ‘normal’ kind. At least no new health issues to add to the list for now, hey? 😉 I’ve had to […]

January 2019 Prompts: Dedicating, Establishing, Breaking, Strengthening & Allowing | A Chronic Voice

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Dedicating I feel like I’ve been drifting upon a wide, open ocean for the past few years. I’ve neither been swept away by furious storms nor drowned yet, but I don’t seem headed anywhere either. I don’t […]

January 2019 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses | A Chronic Voice

I can almost hear the collective sighs and exclamations all around the world; 2018 has ended, and 2019 has arrived. “It’s a brand new year”, we say to ourselves once more. If we put those numbers on the calendar and our watches aside, what do you think has really changed in our lives? Change is […]

A String of Bad Days (and What Happened When That Good Day Finally Came Along) | A Chronic Voice

A Mixed Psychological State I’ve been in states of depression again of late. I’ve been through this cycle enough times to know that my brain chemistry is messed up again, although I have cause to believe that my epilepsy has a hand in them as well. I feel somewhat hypomanic at the same time, but […]

December 2018 Prompts: De-Stressing, Savouring, Simplifying, Resting & Finalising | A Chronic Voice

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! De-Stressing As most people’s social calendars ramp up in intensity this month, mine is ironically slowing down. My partner’s dad was with us for most of November, so I’ve had my fill of quality ‘family time’. As […]

Hey You...It's Me (M.E. Struggles & a Tribute to the Human Spirit) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Lisa does have a way with words, as she pours her heart out into this powerful piece about M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and her struggles with it. She is a regular contribution on this blog, and I always look forward to what she has to say. The coping strategies and knowledge […]

Would You Rather: Have an Invisible Illness or a Physical Disability? | www.achronicvoice.com

To clarify before I begin – I have a variety of chronic illnesses that affect the blood, brain, heart and virtually any body part, but I know nothing about physical disability and have only been confined to a wheelchair once. So if I made a mistake in this article, feel free to correct me. Having […]

October 2018 Prompts: Budgeting, Speeding, Slowing, Evaluating & Escaping | A Chronic Voice

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Budgeting You could budget your energy or your time. As a person with chronic illness, rationing everything in your life is probably the norm rather than the exception. But what I’d like to budget for October are […]

September 2018 Prompts: Reconnecting, Confessing, Relaxing, Romanticising & Sharing | www.achronicvoice.com

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Reconnecting with old friends and family. This is a rare thing for me to say because I enjoy being alone and am never bored, but I’ve reached a point of isolation overload 😉 I hardly have any […]

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. […]