Issue #241: The Chronic Illness Home and Lifestyle is Expensive & It’s Easy to Feel Like No One Understands, But That is Not True | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 27 November 2020. Issue #241. In this issue: Many people with chronic illness and disability need to make modifications to their home and lifestyle, and this often doesn’t come cheap. The guilt that overwhelms you at the A&E, when your colleague needs to cover your back at work again. If there’s one thing I’ve […]

33 Things That Stop People with Chronic Illness From Leaving the House (Sans COVID-19) | A Chronic Voice

Lockdown for COVID-19 & for People with Chronic Illness The lockdown laws for the COVID-19 pandemic vary for different countries and states, but people with chronic illness live a life in lockdown of sorts on a daily basis. Parts of Europe are set to go back into full lockdown again at the time of publishing […]

To Live with Chronic Illness is to Learn to Live with Maybes | A Chronic Voice

Foreseeing As this COVID-19 pandemic carries on, there is no foreseeable date as to when all this will end, if at all. I have a feeling it (and many other coronaviruses – there are over 500) will become more commonplace in the future, and vaccines will be developed to target them like the flu. Evolution […]

A Hurried Return, but Chronic Illness's Opening Hours Remain Unchanged | A Chronic Voice

Returning I had to sadly return to Singapore earlier than expected, due to the coronavirus outbreak. My parents were very worried, what with chronic illness and all that in the mix. After being put on hold with the customer service line for seven hours straight (yes, happy tropical island music for hours!), I was told […]

We all know the truth of the saying, ‘health is wealth’. But apart from the metaphorical aspect of this idiom, it’s actually pretty literal as well. It’s expensive just to stay alive if you have a chronic illness or disability, especially if you live in a country where healthcare is not subsidised. There are extra […]

February 2020 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses | A Chronic Voice

Hello February! How’s it looking for everyone? I hope it hasn’t been too bad of a start to the new year. It’s been going fairly well for me (for now) – spoonie fingers crossed. Have a look at February’s linkup below, and I look forward to reading your thoughts, life experiences and goals for February […]

How to Maximise Accessibility & Improve Your Quality of Life at Home | A Chronic Voice

The Need for Accessibility When You Live with Chronic Pain or Disability Adaptations and modifications of spaces are often required when you live with chronic pain or a disability. Many of us spend a lot of time at home, so it only makes sense that we transform it to suit our needs for a better […]