Issue #286: Marketing Ads for Mobility Aids are Still Perpetuating the Stigma That They're Only Meant for Old People & When You No Longer Remember What It Feels Like to be Pain-Free

Friday, 15 October 2021. Issue #286. In This Issue: Marketing ads for mobility aids are still perpetuating the notion that they’re only meant for older people, and can result in internalised ableism in young people who need and could benefit from using them. There are varying degrees of chronic pain, from mild to excruciating, and […]

Issue #285: Realising That Anti-Depressants Aren't 'Happy Pills' or a Sign of Weakness & Children Need Love and Support - Which You Can Still Give as a Parent with Chronic Illness

Friday, 08 October 2021. Issue #285. In This Issue: Realising that the anti-depressants prescribed by your doctor aren’t ‘happy pills’ or a sign of weakness. But medication that will help you live to fight another day with depression. Children don’t need a lot to be happy and fulfilled – it’s your love and support that […]

Issue 284: How Exercise Can Help Fight Chronic Fatigue & Chronic Pain Dictates What You Can and Can’t Do Every Day

Friday, 01 October 2021. Issue #284. In This Issue: Exercise can help fight chronic fatigue by reducing inflammation, increasing endorphins, improving sleep and more. Chronic pain dictates what you can and can’t do in your life, when and how, even for the most basic everyday chores such as eating and washing your hair. Studies have […]

Issue 283: Everyday Life with Fibromyalgia Where ‘Simple’ Tasks Like Showering are Hard & The Challenges of Dating with Chronic Illness

Friday, 24 September 2021. Issue #283. In This Issue: Up to 70% of people with Fibromyalgia experience dizziness, so doing ‘simple’ things such as taking a shower can actually be quite difficult. The challenges of dating with chronic illness – needing to rest, plan and pack before your date. Death by chronic illness is a […]

Issue 282: The Danger of Certain Wellness Culture & Medical Gaslighting Goes Beyond Just Words

Friday, 17 September 2021. Issue #282. In This Issue: The danger of wellness culture and how some people with chronic illness fall into the trap of promoting or selling it, even though their intentions may be good. Medical gaslighting goes beyond just words; the unspoken communication between doctor and patient that often goes recorded in […]