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 […]

Issue #199: If Chronic Illness Patients Complain, Please Know That the Pain is Truly Severe & It is Not Okay to Give Unsolicited Advice - Full Stop | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 07 February 2020. Issue #199. In this issue: If chronic illness patients complain, please know that the pain is truly severe. The acute crises that come with chronic illness can be scary, but often it is the day to day living that wears a person down. Dear problem patients, I believe you no matter […]

Issue #198: The Compatibility of Psychology and Psychiatry Help & The Importance of Slowing Down Daily Especially with Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 31 January 2019. Issue #198. In this issue: Nipping pain in the bud with painkillers, in order to prevent a bigger pain flare that will require harsher medications to suppress. Neither psychology nor psychiatry sessions are ‘better’; they are compatible with the same goals in mind. Enduring stress and pain flares to go to […]

Explaining Chronic Illness to People Who Don’t Understand | A Chronic Voice

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Marie makes some relatable points in this post, as many of us with chronic illness often have trouble explaining the level of pain we’re truly in. And with the way modern society is structured, we are often guilt ridden, and feel like a burden to our friends and family. It […]

Issue #197: You’re Allowed to Feel Your Emotions When You’re in Pain & The Amount of Time it Takes for the Chronically Ill to Look ‘Normal’ | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 24 January 2019. Issue #197. In this issue: Surrounding yourself with comforting and supportive resources when you’re recovering from a pain flare. A book that encapsulates all that goes on when you’re both chronically ill, and also a caregiver to children with special needs and chronic illnesses. The bane of invisible illness is that […]

Friday, 10 January 2019. Issue #195. In this issue: Straws account for less than 0.03% of marine plastic pollution, yet disabled people who rely on them are being singled out. Managing pain by resting and quickly returning to a strict routine. CBG and its aid with sleep. Travelling can be exhausting even for a healthy […]

The Rise of Online Counseling & The Nuances of Online Communication

*Note: Whilst this post is sponsored by BetterHelp, all opinions expressed in this review are my own. Digital communication is on the rise, and isn’t limited to simply texting or calling friends and family. Many services are now available online or via an app; from food and grocery delivery, to instantaneous cashless payments, and even […]

Issue #194: The Indescribable Debilitation of Chronic Fatigue & The Difference Between Active & Passive Suicidal Thoughts | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 03 January 2019. Issue #194. In this issue: Chronic fatigue – compared to pain – can be unfathomable as most people have never experienced it to such a debilitating extent. The link between chronic pain and psychological issues, which is obvious yet some research find ‘weird’. Writing to encourage empathy and to reduce ignorance. […]

Issue #191: Sickness Does Not Have a ‘Look’ & Finding Ways to Enjoy Life Despite the Constant Downpour | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 13 December 2019. Issue #191. In this issue: Those with chronic illnesses might dread instead of look forward to the holiday season, and three self-care infographics to help cope. Sickness does not have a ‘look’, and other pet peeves of those who live with invisible illnesses. You may be tired of hearing about the […]

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. […]