Issue #190: The Longer You are in Pain, the More Sensitive You Become to It & The Decrease in Quality of Life with Every New Medical Catastrophe | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 06 Dec 2019. Issue #190. In this issue: The increase in sensitivity to pain, the longer you are exposed to it. A day in the life of a chronically ill 18 year old, where you even have trouble with doing your laundry. The endless emergency admissions and muggle sicknesses that took place in 2019. […]

Issue #184: No One Should Ever Make You Feel Ashamed for Sharing Your Health Journey & A Lot of Rest Time with Chronic Illness Isn't By Choice | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 25 October 2019. Issue #184. In this issue: When you’re unwell whether mentally or physically, then you just need to be kind to your body and rest. No one should ever make you feel ashamed for sharing your health journey; it’s important for breaking stigma and raising awareness. The emergency room is one of […]

Issue #180: There Can Always be More Pain & the Need to Stay Within Your (Everchanging) Energy Envelope | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 27 September 2019. Issue #180. In this issue: Chronic pain always comes with depression, anxiety and yet more pain. The need to stay within your energy envelope with chronic illness which changes all the time. The anger at society’s labels on ‘good’ vs ‘bad’ disabled people, based on how ‘inspirational’ they are. The sensitivities […]

Book Recommendations for the Chronically Ill: Part III | A Chronic Voice

I am finally getting around to the third installment of book recommendations, specially dedicated to my fellow chronic illness friends! Not all of these books are solely about health and illness; we need a break from these topics sometimes, don’t we?! But they are more or less related to humanity, the human body, and the […]

Issue#178: Chronic Illness has No Ultimate Medical Solution & Toxic Positivity is When Acceptance & Emotions are Denied | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 13 September 2019. Issue #178. In this issue: It’s easy to presume there are medical solutions in modern society, but chronic illness lurks even whilst in remission. When you’re defeated mentally, it’s impossible to cope physically. Never force your body to handle more than it can, though a gentle push can have beneficial cumulative […]

Sometimes, Physical Pain Isn’t the Worst Part About Chronic Illness. 40 Insightful Thoughts from People Who Live with Chronic Pain. | A Chronic Voice

When Pain is Chronic and Unseen Physical pain is no laughing matter, that’s for sure. When we mention the word ‘pain’, the type of pain that often comes to mind first is that of a physical nature. In fact, unbearable physical pain that becomes chronic is a major contributing factor to suicide risk. For people […]

‘Stress Less’ Now: a Complete Course by a Psychologist Who Lives with Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

*Note: This post contains affiliate links. It will not cost you anything to click on them, but I will get a small referral fee from any purchase, which will be used to maintain this blog. Thank you! Stress is Part of Life, and More so with Chronic Illness I have a friend, Julie, whom I […]

Issue #168: Grieving Isn't Only for the 'Big Things' & Don't Undermine the Importance of Your Mental Health | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 05 July 2019. Issue #168. In this issue: When it’s the end of the day, all you can do is to sleep on it, and deal with it tomorrow. Don’t ignore your mental health, and find a good therapist to be part of your team. The difference between self-care and caring for yourself. When […]

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 […]

Issue #167: Acceptance Means to Stop Fighting *Yourself* & Knowing Now to Always Get Help if Your Mental Health Deproves | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 28 June 2019. Issue #167. In this issue: The struggle of living with a chronic illness that has unpredictable symptoms. Buried truths from pain left to rot, but germinate with a sprinkle of loving kindness. Morbid jokes help me to cope whilst living with chronic illnesses. The loneliness of ME/CFS and chronic illness, when […]