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. […]

Issue #108: In this issue: How coping with chronic illness may seem 'high maintenance' to healthy people, but really isn't. You need to be your own biggest advocate, even if you have a great doctor. An interview with an ME/CFS sufferer - bad is bearable, but it's often worse than that. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #invisibleillness #achronicvoice #chronicillness #spoonies #healthnews #healthcare

Saturday, 05 2018. Issue #108. In this issue: Why sleep isn’t a luxury, but a necessity. Goodnight to Archer, my blue parrotlet 🙁 Downsizing your living space because of poor health requires all of your coping skills. The May linkup party is out – amazing how time whizzes by! Being questioned from using a disability […]

May 2018 Prompts: Remembering, Caring, Entertaining, Designing & Believing | www.achronicvoice.com | #spoonies #achronicvoice #prompts #mayprompts #chronicillness

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! *Trigger Warning: This post contains some sad pictures and topics on sickness and death. Remembering JC’s siblings who died too young. Last month, I marvelled over the births of five tiny parrotlet lives. Unfortunately, only one of […]