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 […]

February 2020 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses | A Chronic Voice

Hello February! How’s it looking for everyone? I hope it hasn’t been too bad of a start to the new year. It’s been going fairly well for me (for now) – spoonie fingers crossed. Have a look at February’s linkup below, and I look forward to reading your thoughts, life experiences and goals for February […]

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 #181: Why Giving Unsolicited Health Advice is Not Okay & Scheduling in Rest Time Before Your Body Schedules It for You | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 04 October 2019. Issue #181. In this issue: Why giving unsolicited health advice is not okay. It can become dangerous to not treat pain when it’s chronic and unyielding. The sadness that naturally comes with giving up passions due to chronic illness, and how to manage it. If a wheelchair helps you to regain […]

Why Painkillers are One of My Biggest Allies for a Decent Quality of Life | A Chronic Voice

The Many Negative Associations with Painkillers Painkillers – hero, villain, friend and foe in one. What’s your opinion about them? Have you been told: Don’t take them, they’re bad for your liver and body. You’ll become reliant, dependent, or addicted to them. A good-for-nothing, pathetic junky. You’ll need more and more of them to kill […]

Issue #179: The Future as a Sick Person is Scary & Sassy Disability Parking Stickers | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 20 September 2019. Issue #179. In this issue: Sassy disability parking stickers by Blue Badge Co. Ikea launches ‘ThisAbles’ with disability advocates to improve the accessibility of their products. The future as a sick person is scary – can you work, have a relationship, recover? An open letter to an ex-doctor who caused unnecessary […]

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 […]

My Virgin Interview on the 'Disabled to Enabled' Podcast

Interview on the ‘Disabled to Enabled’ Podcast I recently had the pleasure of being on the ‘Disabled to Enabled’ podcast, where Jessie Ace interviewed me. She interviews a new person every week, from doctors, to radio DJs, and bloggers! Personally I’m not a big fan of consuming content via videos or podcasts, and am more […]