How to Prepare for a Medical Appointment in a Post-Pandemic World (4 Top Tips From a Doctor)

I’m excited to have Dr. Marta Becker with us, as she shares her four top tips on how to prepare for a medical appointment. She is an ENT specialist with Jefferson-Abington Health from Philadelphia, PA. “Everybody wants to get in and out of their doctor’s office as quickly as possible, but not miss out on […]

More Than Your Health: How to Start Practicing Gratitude

Depression is extremely common in people with chronic illnesses. You spend so much time managing your condition; you may not put in the time to address your other needs. Depression can be hard to handle, especially when taking different medications that do not mix well. You do not always need medication to address your mental […]

5 Things You Should Know About My Epilepsy (It's More Than Just Seizures)

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Tiffany Kairos is an active advocate in the chronic illness and epilepsy community online, and such a lovely lady, too! She’s constantly supporting and giving shoutouts to other chronic illness advocates whenever and wherever she can. I live with epilepsy myself, albeit to a lesser degree than Tiffany does. My […]

Suffering with a Rare Disease, Isaac Syndrome, as Told from a Male Perspective | A Chronic Voice

*Note from A Chronic Voice: It always warms my heart when I hear a male voice speak up within the rare disease community, Isaac Syndrome in this case. Some facts from the Canadian Women’s Health Network: “Approximately 79% of the 8.5 million individuals worldwide diagnosed with an autoimmune disease are women.” And from NCBI: “The […]

Chronic Pain: How to Approach a Loved One Without Pushing Them Away | A Chronic Voice

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Dana Hall is a clinical psychologist who lives with an autoimmune disease herself, which made me excited to have her guest post on the blog! I always love reading professional tips written by a fellow chronic illness person. She specialises in trauma therapy, relationship dynamics, and chronic pain management. She […]

Why Self-Acceptance is Important When You Have a Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice

*Note: Self-acceptance is one of my favourite subjects to discuss and talk about, so when Kelsey offered to write a guest post about this topic, I was excited. As the tagline of this blog states, ‘articulating lifelong illnesses from various perspectives’, I am always eager to hear your point of view. There are thousands of […]

Explaining Chronic Illness to People Who Don’t Understand | A Chronic Voice

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Marie makes some relatable points in this post, as many who are chronically ill often have trouble explaining chronic illness and the pain they’re in. And with the way modern society is structured, we are often guilt ridden, and feel like a burden to our friends and family. It is […]

A Day in the Life of a 'POTSie' (A What??) | A Chronic Voice

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Keira is a young lady who lives with Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), on top of five other major chronic and mental illnesses. She also likes photography, animal behaviour and travelling, and seizes those rare good moments to enjoy these lovely hobbies. In this blog post, she will be focussing on […]