Issue #266: The Perils of Telling Someone with an Eating Disorder That They are ‘Attention-Seeking’ & What is Medical Gaslighting?

Friday, 20 May 2021. Issue #266. In This Issue: Telling someone with an eating disorder that they’re attention seeking only makes them shy away from seeking help and speaking up. Medical gaslighting happens when healthcare professionals downplay or dismiss your symptoms and pain. Chronic illness patients offer suffer from malnutrition due to a variety of […]

Issue 263: When Misinformation is Disseminated It Undoes Some of the Advocacy Already Done & Creating a Safe and Inviting Space at Home That You Can Always Enjoy Being in

Friday, 30 April 2021. Issue #263. In This Issue: When misinformation is disseminated it further stigmatises IBD and chronic illnesses, undoing some of the advocacy work done. This can be especially harmful when it comes from within the chronic illness community itself. Creating a safe and inviting space at home in which you can always […]

Issue 262: You Did Not Do Anything 'Wrong' to Get an Autoimmune Disorder & The Struggle with Self-Identity Whilst Chronically Illness

Friday, 23 April 2021. Issue #262. In This Issue: Many with chronic illness often feel like suicide is an option on the table. The person who makes me smile the most is my puppy, who is not even a person! The internet ensures hyperconnectivity, yet miscommunication and false narratives have also escalated. If you don’t […]

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 […]