Issue #126: The Hard Choices Beneath the Cheerful Demeanour & Your Mental Health is Also Affected When You're Physically Unwell | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 07 September 2018. Issue #126. In this issue: The hard choices beneath the cheerful demeanour, when you live with chronic pain. It’s okay to collapse on the bad days, and to deal with the despair bit by bit. Why would anyone bother to share their vulnerabilities on social media, when there’s so much negativity? […]

Issue #124: Strange Migraine Cure Suggestions from People Who Don't Live with It Daily & You're Allowed to Enjoy Your Life Despite Disability or Illness | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 24 August 2018. Issue #124. In this issue: How weather changes can leave you in a state of perpetual fatigue. Check out Lemonayde, a dating app built for people with health challenges in mind. When there’s a letter from a spoonie waiting for you in the mailbox, rather than the usual bills and junk. […]

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 […]

Book Recommendations for Spoonies: Part 2 | www.achronicvoice.com

Welcome to the second edition of book recommendations for spoonies! Like the first roundup, these are all books written by people with illnesses themselves, or revolve around related topics. They’re suitable even if you’re a healthy person with no medical issues, and provide many interesting cultural and humane insights from around the world. I hope […]

Issue #118: What People with Chronic Illnesses Struggle with the Most & Pre-Planning Recovery Days is a Vital Pacing Strategy | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 13 July 2018. Issue #118. In this issue: A Twitter poll and discussion, on what people with chronic illnesses struggle with the most. Yes, you’re allowed to feel upset for awhile when you’re having a bad day. What we wish others would understand about losing your career due to chronic illness. A major self-identity […]

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 […]

Issue 116: How Everything in Life Alters in Meaning with Chronic Pain & How Pets Can be Great Therapy | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 29 June 2018. Issue #116. In this issue: The sad misconceptions surrounding the ‘right’ to use a disabled parking spot. Songs that comfort in a myriad of ways. Some favourite things and moments in June, and the struggle with beauty regimes. The one phrase that makes your pain feel invalidated. Chronic illness is a […]

Issue #114: There is No Way for You to Know How Much Pain Someone Else is Going Through & Gratitude for a Body That Works Hard Despite it All | www.achronicvoice.com

Saturday, 16 June 2018. Issue #114. In this issue: Finding the way back to hope. Every tissue and cell in our body renews at a faster rate when we sleep. An invitation to speak about pulmonary hypertension at the COPD conference in Rome. That guilty feeling when you look well and go out, even though […]