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 Yet ‘Invisible’ 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 […]

Asking for Help (and Why Everyone Needs to Learn this Important Life Skill) | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Ancient Communities vs Modern Independence Independence is a much revered trait in the modern human being. But total independence is a bunch of bullshit. To be completely independent is to live in a bubble in which you’d die within minutes. To be alive is to be dependent; every living being breathes, and that requires synthesis. […]

Issue #165: The Dread of Summer When You Can't Regulate Your Body Temperature & Craving That Elusive Thing Called Sleep | Featured Image

Friday, 14 June 2019. Issue #165. In this issue: The dread of summer when you can’t regulate your body temperature. When your supportive community turns hostile, because you’re in remission. The constant reminder from others about how prednisone makes you fat, when you’re just trying to stay alive. It would be nice to take a […]

Issue #164: Schedule Time to Rest or Your Body Will Do So for You & the World is Still a Wondrous Place Despite all the Suffering that Exists | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 07 Jun 2019. Issue #164. In this issue: Updated About page on A Chronic Voice with more information and resources. Schedule time for rest or your body will do so for you, and it won’t be pleasant. Your illness can’t be that bad because you’re still alive, right? Whilst yoga does not cure chronic […]

"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, […]