Mainstream: Can You Talk to Us About ME? (There's Enough 'Normal' Health Tips to Go Around Already) | A Chronic Voice

Constantly I am inundated with article titles, statements, and ‘tips’ that tell me that the key to being healthy is a good night’s sleep. Or that exercise is essential to healthy living. Yes, these things are great for most people. But they do not work for me or ME. What is ME? Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) […]

All I Want for Christmas is Some Pain Relief! (Real Wish List Ideas from 13 People with Chronic Illness) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: At first, I thought that this post would make a good gift list resource. Ideas from real people with chronic illnesses, for others who are also in pain. Turns out that many of us want to try the same thing, no matter where we are in the world! Unfortunately, what […]

Call Me Sick Girl (Or How to Make Your Weakness Your Strength) | www.achronicvoice.com

Why Many People with Chronic Illness Hate to be Known as ‘Sick’ From reading articles online, I’m aware that many of us with chronic illnesses don’t like to be known as sick or weak. No human being does, really. There are many reasons why one might dislike the association with their illness, such as: We […]

Top Tweets #137: When You Miss the Warning Signs of Your Own Invisible Illness & Making Room for Better Things by Letting Go | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 23 November 2018. Issue #137. In this issue: Taking epsom salt baths to help with fibromyalgia, migraines and vertigo. When you miss the warning signs of your own invisible illness. Gift ideas for those with skin or scent sensitivities. Thoughts on why we’re not ‘warriors’, but simply living our lives and trying to be […]

What's it Like to Live with Invisible Illness in Singapore? (7 Locals Share Their Thoughts) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Chesna from Floral Garage approached me a couple weeks back for a collaboration. We had a floral workshop planned for raising awareness on chronic conditions, but perhaps the timing wasn’t right and we didn’t have enough participants. So they kindly sponsored four of their best-selling bouquets instead, to a few […]

Issue #136: Chronic Illnesses are Tricky Due to How Individualistic They are & How They Impact the Whole Family | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 16 November 2018. Issue #136. In this issue: Chronic illnesses are tricky due to how individualistic they are, and tips from 40 people on how they cope. It’s difficult to comprehend your fragile mortality when you’re healthy. Listen to support, sometimes what you say may hurt. Husband gets angry whenever his wife feels unwell […]

Issue #134: Useful Resources for Working from Home with Chronic Illness & Validating the Existence of Pain Can be a Huge Support | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 02 November 2018. Issue #134. In this issue: Chronic pain is impossible to comprehend; validating its existence is a big help. Useful resources for working from home, as a person with chronic illness. The resiliency you develop from battling illness daily. BackPack Health, a useful app for storing and sharing your health data, is […]

November 2018 Prompts: Meeting, Advocating, Tweaking, Working & Curating | A Chronic Voice

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Meeting Most of us spend lots of time meeting a selection of doctors, even though we’d rather be well enough to meet our friends or family. Some of us don’t like meeting people at all, or maybe […]

A Roundup of Biggest Pain Flare Triggers (from 40 People with Chronic Illness) | www.achronicvoice.com

I Asked and You Answered In this three part series we’ll be investigating pain flares: how it varies for each individual, what triggers them, how to prevent and also cope with them. Pain is a private and personal experience, one which no one else can feel for you, no matter how empathetic they may be. […]

Would You Rather: Have an Invisible Illness or a Physical Disability? | www.achronicvoice.com

To clarify before I begin – I have a variety of chronic illnesses that affect the blood, brain, heart and virtually any body part, but I know nothing about physical disability and have only been confined to a wheelchair once. So if I made a mistake in this article, feel free to correct me. Having […]