12 Visible Evidence of a Body Gone Rogue

The invisibility of chronic illness makes it incredibly frustrating. We look healthy, yet the pain under our skin can be excruciating. But is pain ever fully invisible? Painkillers mask the evidence of chronic pain somewhat, yet they often provide minimal relief. A body gone rogue is not easy to tame. And taming it requires a […]

Issue 153: How to Advocate for Yourself at a Doctor Appointment & Anxiety as a Result of Chronic Illness

Friday, 19 February 2021. Issue #253. In this issue: How to advocate for yourself at the doctor’s by preparing questions, expectations and more before the appointment. Change is the only constant in life, so we need to keep learning and growing at our own pace. When there are too many ‘what ifs’ and ‘maybes’. Sometimes […]

Issue #201: What is Medical Gaslighting & Managing Chronic Pain Often Goes Beyond Standard Healthcare | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 21 February 2020. Issue #201. In this issue: Gaslighting is emotional abuse which causes the victim to question their own feelings and sanity. Managing chronic pain often requires the need to add other holistic and complementary therapies. Feeling unprotected within your own body because of chronic illness. Living with chronic pain is like a […]

"But That's Normal for Me" (Why I Mistook Dengue Fever for a Lupus Flare) | A Chronic Voice

The Sudden Beginnings of Unwellness I rarely take pain meds for something as ‘trivial’ as joint aches. But I popped one that day as I had work to do the next day, and I needed all the energy a good night of sleep could provide. Don’t get me wrong, these aches aren’t trivial at all, […]

Issue #150: Dealing with Chronic Pain Isn't as Straightforward as Popping Painkillers & What Can You Do To Make Your Day a Little Better? | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 22 February 2019. Issue #150. In this issue: Understanding ourselves better, so that we can apply better resilience strategies. Self-reflection and asking yourself, how can you make your day a little better? Dealing with chronic pain isn’t as straightforward as just popping painkillers, what do you do when nothing works? Lupus isn’t a competition, […]