Issue #173: To Thrive is to Move Forward with Purpose & Accepting the Life You Never Planned for with Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 09 August 2019. Issue #173. In this issue: A goodbye to my sweet little parrotlets. Sometimes all you can do is manage your breath, and that’s enough. To thrive doesn’t necessarily mean being able or well, but to move forward with purpose. Please continue to share your blogs for those who need it! The […]

A Perfect Capture of Life with Chronic Illness (Gliding Across That Same Glassy Ocean) | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

A word that could probably sum up life with chronic illness is ‘mundane’. Sure, it has its (very much unwanted) moments, but for the most part you’re just cruising along, pacing, trying to avoid those unwanted moments. It’s a sadistic, adult version of hide and seek. Either I’m hiding from my over-active immune system as […]

Issue #169: The Stigma Attached to Mobility Aids in Public Especially for Young Adults & Learning to Say 'No' For Your Own Good | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 12 July 2019. Issue #169. In this issue: Learning to protect yourself from toxic people, and your own mental and physical wellbeing. Trying to see how far I can go in the WeGo Health Awards this year, as someone who’s not from the US! Validation of pain is liberating, as it often takes years […]

Why You Need a Good Therapist on Your Healthcare Team (Based on My Personal Experiences) | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

*Note: Whilst this post is sponsored by BetterHelp, all opinions expressed in this review are my own. If there’s one advice I’d give as a person who’s lived with chronic illnesses for 20 years, it is this: don’t ignore your mental health, and find a good therapist to be part of your healthcare team. I […]

My Responses to “A Day in the Life” Linkup (What Does 'Normal' Even Mean?) Featured Image

My Responses to the “Day in the Life” Linkup These responses are part of the ‘Day in the Life’ linkup, which aims to showcase people with different illnesses, and how they live their lives. The definition of ‘normal’ is always an intriguing topic to me, because there is no such thing. It could be a […]

Issue #166: The Worries as a Young Person Diagnosed with Chronic Illness & a Wheelchair Isn't Just a Mobility Tool, It is Also a Friend and More | Featured Image

Friday, 21 June 2019. Issue #166. In this issue: The worries as a young person when diagnosed with chronic illness. The ‘A Day in the Life’ Linkup aims to show how different life can be for us all, especially those with chronic illnesses or disabilities. The frustration and boredom of chronic pain and being confined […]

Issue #165: The Dread of Summer When You Can't Regulate Your Body Temperature & Craving That Elusive Thing Called Sleep | Featured Image

Friday, 14 June 2019. Issue #165. In this issue: The dread of summer when you can’t regulate your body temperature. When your supportive community turns hostile, because you’re in remission. The constant reminder from others about how prednisone makes you fat, when you’re just trying to stay alive. It would be nice to take a […]

Issue #163: Living in Silence with Chronic Illness for Fear of Being a Burden & Tips to Improve Your Quality of Life as a Person with Disabilities | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 31 May 2019. Issue #163. In this issue: Tips to improve your quality of life with some home and lifestyle changes, as a person with disabilities. Being hypersensitive to everything from light to vibration and temperature with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Living in silence with chronic illness for fear of being a burden, and how writing/blogging […]