Issue #286: Marketing Ads for Mobility Aids are Still Perpetuating the Stigma That They're Only Meant for Old People & When You No Longer Remember What It Feels Like to be Pain-Free

Friday, 15 October 2021. Issue #286. In This Issue: Marketing ads for mobility aids are still perpetuating the notion that they’re only meant for older people, and can result in internalised ableism in young people who need and could benefit from using them. There are varying degrees of chronic pain, from mild to excruciating, and […]

Issue 282: The Danger of Certain Wellness Culture & Medical Gaslighting Goes Beyond Just Words

Friday, 17 September 2021. Issue #282. In This Issue: The danger of wellness culture and how some people with chronic illness fall into the trap of promoting or selling it, even though their intentions may be good. Medical gaslighting goes beyond just words; the unspoken communication between doctor and patient that often goes recorded in […]

Issue 270: People with Chronic Illness are Hypersensitive to Stress as It Manifests as Physical Pain & Self-Compassion During a Pain Flare Can be Tough as Your Mental Health is Suffering, Too

Friday, 18 June 2021. Issue #270. In This Issue: The toxicity of stress may not be apparent to a healthy person, but people with chronic illness are hypersensitive to it, as it can cause physical pain. When you’re in a pain flare, your mental health suffers too, and you can enter into a joyless state. […]

Issue #241: The Chronic Illness Home and Lifestyle is Expensive & It’s Easy to Feel Like No One Understands, But That is Not True | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 27 November 2020. Issue #241. In this issue: Many people with chronic illness and disability need to make modifications to their home and lifestyle, and this often doesn’t come cheap. The guilt that overwhelms you at the A&E, when your colleague needs to cover your back at work again. If there’s one thing I’ve […]

A Car Accident & A Song Gone Silent (How Life Lessons from Chronic Illness Tide Me Through) | A Chronic Voice

Silence. Who knew silence could be so overwhelming? More suffocating than the humid tropic air, and not in the least bit golden. The rest of the flock is older and more placid, having laid their eggs, and had their mates. They even seem a tad jaded, or it might have been that Horace had stolen […]