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 […]

Issue 175 Top Health Tweets: Making it Through to the Next Day Counts for a Lot & the Importance of 'Finding Your Tribe' | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 23 August 2019. Issue #175. In this issue: Making it through to the next day counts for a lot. You may have all the motivation in the world, but be trapped in a body that isn’t able. The importance of ‘community’ and finding your tribe. The power of collective knowledge, with doctors and patients […]

Issue #166: The Worries as a Young Person Diagnosed with Chronic Illness & a Wheelchair Isn't Just a Mobility Tool, It is Also a Friend and More | Featured Image

Friday, 21 June 2019. Issue #166. In this issue: The worries as a young person when diagnosed with chronic illness. The ‘A Day in the Life’ Linkup aims to show how different life can be for us all, especially those with chronic illnesses or disabilities. The frustration and boredom of chronic pain and being confined […]

Tips & Tools to Help Regain Independence with a Disability or Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

*Note: Whilst this post is sponsored by Age UK Mobility, all opinions expressed in this review are my own. Living with a disability, whether visible or invisible, can transform the simplest everyday task into a challenging beast. One that requires tremendous effort to overcome, and saps you of energy when the day has barely begun. […]

Issue #160: Hundreds of People with Chronic Illnesses Share Their Thoughts on What They Find Most Challenging, Besides the Pain Itself | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 10 May 2019. Issue #160. In this issue: Hundreds of people with chronic illnesses share their thoughts on what they find most challenging, besides the pain itself. Publication of a new book with proceeds going to the charity, “Invest in ME Research”. Friendship isn’t about changing people, but showing up for them when they […]

Issue #133: Why People Who Can Walk May Still Need to Use a Wheelchair & Manchester Airport's Wonderful Service for Those with Invisible Disabilities | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 26 October 2018. Issue #133. In this issue: A good starting point to improve my gut health, as a person with chronic, inflammatory diseases. Why people who can walk may still need to use a wheelchair from time to time. Educating others and advocating for yourself require lots of patience and clarity. Embracing your […]

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 […]

Issue #122: My Loyal Cockatiel Companion Post-Seizure & Using Pre-Emptive Rest as a Coping Strategy

Friday, 10 August 2018. Issue #122. In this issue: My loyal cockatiel companion checking in on me post-seizure! The big difference between pain tolerance vs pain threshold. Lessons learned from being a patient, through the eyes of a nurse. What it’s like to survive depression again and again, with the weight of misconceptions heaped onto […]

Issue #121: People with Chronic Illness Need Human Interaction Too & Thoughts About the Straw Ban from a Disabled Person

Friday, 03 Aug 2018. Issue #121. In this issue: A sad loss of a loved one to kidney failure and COPD, RIP 🙁 Things not to say to someone who suffers from chronic pain despite the unpredictability, which can make it seem unbelievable. There are homeless people on the street suffering from mental illnesses, and […]

Issue 117: Erasing Stigma About Mental Illness Through Conversations & a Lookbook of Young Adults in Their Wheelchairs | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 07 July 2018. Issue #117. In this issue: The need to erase stigma about mental illness by talking more about it. Life lessons from surviving college with chronic illness. Depressing thoughts that need to be shared. The mutual respect and coordination needed between doctors and patients. The fears of isolation from illness, and how […]