Issue 261: Feeling Alone Even in a Room Full of People Can Feel Worse Than Chronic Pain & Gratitude for the Simple Blessing of Being Able to Walk

Friday, 16 April 2021. Issue #261. In This Issue: Things that can be worse than chronic pain – isolation and feeling alone, even in a room full of people. Tips to manage unforeseen pain flares – focussing on self-care in solitude and silence, and just riding it out. The portrayal of sex in society rarely […]

Issue 260: Feeling Less Alone Through Online Chronic Illness Communities & There is No Point Pushing Through Pain When Someone Might be Able to Help

Friday, 09 April 2021. Issue #260. In This Issue: Exploring the definitions and causations of pain in order to manage it using neuroplasticity. Switching over to Cloudways hosting for my blog, after doing lots of research at work! Ginger in all forms is great for migraine pain management and nausea relief. That strange thought when […]

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 251: Pacing Fatigue Can be as Important as Pacing Pain & The Importance of Seeking Mental and Emotional Support When First Diagnosed

Friday, 05 February 2021. Issue #250. In this issue: A compilation of blog posts from various chronic illness bloggers that will bring you hope, insight, resources, comfort, humour and more. Let’s share and support each other through the February writing prompts. The gracefulness of enduring chronic pain, being human and surviving. An infographic that shows […]

Issue #250: Chronic Pain Alters Your Experience Despite Being in the Same Place & Napping May Seem Counterintuitive, But Pushing Through is Worse | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 29 January 2021. Issue #250. In this issue: There is no dead end in life per se; sometimes choices can be difficult to make, but stay curious and open to the wonder of life. The worries of a person with invisible illness navigating through society. Chronic pain can give you a different experience from […]

Issue #246: There is a Human Being Beneath the Diagnosis & A Glimpse Into the Lives of the Chronically Ill, Who Have Been Living in Isolation Long Before the Pandemic | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 01 January 2021. Issue #246. In this issue: Panic attacks isn’t just ‘irritation’ in its simple form, but one that carries pulses of electrical anxiety that eventually floods your brain. Let’s take the fear from 2020, set it alight with hope, and take that forward via the January writing prompts. Doctors need to know […]

Issue #239: The Incredible Loneliness You Feel with Painsomnia in the Middle of the Night & Inspirational Books for the Chronically Ill | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 13 November 2020. Issue #239. In this issue: Those of us with chronic illness and disability often face additional challenges during the holiday season due to our limited energy; share your best coping strategies and get published on the blog! Motivational and inspirational books for the chronically ill. That ‘aloneness’ you feel with painsomnia […]

The Savagery of Panic Attacks & The Saving Grace of Internet Friends | A Chronic Voice

I’m writing this whilst in a mentally unsound state of being, for a bit of cathartic release at 1am. Anxiety and panic attacks have been plaguing me for months. I had a full blown panic attack yesterday, the sort where I collapse onto the floor and heave, and wail, and scream my lungs out, not […]

Issue #235: The Worsening of Symptoms with the October Slide & The Health Benefits of Expressive Writing from Over 300 Research Studies

Friday, 16 October 2020. Issue #235. In this issue: World Arthritis Day ‘COVID-19 Time Capsule’ with A Chronic Voice from Singapore, a project presented by Creaky Joints and the Canadian Arthritis Patience Alliance. Accepting chronic pain and working with our bodies as a person with chronic illness, so as to become more attuned to it […]

Issue #233: Painkillers Can be a Lifeline for Those Who Live with Chronic Pain & Sometimes Acknowledging a Person’s Pain is All That’s Needed | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 02 October 2020. Issue #233. In this issue: Should someone go out of their way to make us uncomfortable, we could possibly turn the tide and use it educate them instead. The good and bad of lockdown life – whilst some have found it hard to be apart from their friends and family for […]