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. […]

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 […]