Issue 261: Feeling Alone Even in a Room Full of People Can Feel Worse Than Chronic Pain & Gratitude for the Simple Blessing of Being Able to Walk

Friday, 16 April 2021. Issue #261. In This Issue: Things that can be worse than chronic pain – isolation and feeling alone, even in a room full of people. Tips to manage unforeseen pain flares – focussing on self-care in solitude and silence, and just riding it out. The portrayal of sex in society rarely […]

Issue 256: Being Unable to Work Due to Chronic Illness is Heartbreaking & Doctors May be More Knowledgeable, But They Don't Live in Your Body

Friday, 12 March 2021. Issue #256. In This Issue: Everyone with chronic illness has their own special pain relief toolkit that works specifically for them. We still have a long way to go in terms of conversation and stigma in relation to suicide and suicidal ideation. People who don’t live with chronic pain simply do […]

Issue #255: The Importance of a Solid Support System When You Live with Chronic Illness & Why are Wheelchair Users Seen in a Negative Light?

Friday, 05 March 2021. Issue #255. In This Issue: How Having a Support System Improves the Quality of Life for the Chronically Ill & More A solid support system is essential for overcoming difficult tasks; supportive friends and family are priceless. Why are disabled wheelchair users seen as weak or in a negative light, and […]

Issue #254: The Lack of Accessible Fitness Programmes for People with Disabilities & Chronic Fatigue is More Complex Than Just ‘Tired’

Friday, 26 February 2021. Issue #254. In This Issue: The Need for More Accessible Fitness Programmes & More One of the biggest problems with exercise and disability is the huge lack of accessible fitness programmes. Chronic fatigue is all consuming and affects your cognition function; it is much more complex than just ‘tired’. Even if […]

Issue 153: How to Advocate for Yourself at a Doctor Appointment & Anxiety as a Result of Chronic Illness

Friday, 19 February 2021. Issue #253. In this issue: How to advocate for yourself at the doctor’s by preparing questions, expectations and more before the appointment. Change is the only constant in life, so we need to keep learning and growing at our own pace. When there are too many ‘what ifs’ and ‘maybes’. Sometimes […]

Issue 252: Losing Your Career Due to Chronic Illness Can Take a Huge Blow on Your Identity and Mental Health & A Roundup of Mood Boosting Blogs

Friday, 12 February 2021. Issue #252. In this issue: Losing your career due to chronic illness can take a huge blow on your self identity and mental health, making it seem worse than the physical pain itself. It can be comforting to plan just the next step in life, as a blank future can be […]

Issue 251: Pacing Fatigue Can be as Important as Pacing Pain & The Importance of Seeking Mental and Emotional Support When First Diagnosed

Friday, 05 February 2021. Issue #250. In this issue: A compilation of blog posts from various chronic illness bloggers that will bring you hope, insight, resources, comfort, humour and more. Let’s share and support each other through the February writing prompts. The gracefulness of enduring chronic pain, being human and surviving. An infographic that shows […]

Issue #250: Chronic Pain Alters Your Experience Despite Being in the Same Place & Napping May Seem Counterintuitive, But Pushing Through is Worse | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 29 January 2021. Issue #250. In this issue: There is no dead end in life per se; sometimes choices can be difficult to make, but stay curious and open to the wonder of life. The worries of a person with invisible illness navigating through society. Chronic pain can give you a different experience from […]

Issue #248: Walking Isn't the Goal for Many Disabled People & Sex is Only One of the Many Aspects of a Good Relationship | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 15 January 2021. Issue #248. In this issue: Sex is only one of many aspects of a good relationship; the ultimate goal is to bond on an emotional, physical, mental and even spiritual level. We heal when we start to believe that it is a possibility, and with the help of others. We can […]

Issue #237: When People Judge or Threaten You Because Your Illness is Invisible & Sometimes, All We Need is for Someone to Hold Space for Us | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 30 October 2020. Issue #237. In this issue: When you live with chronic illness, pain is a guessing game, and sometimes you wait too long before going to the A&E, such as when you get deadly cyst ruptures. When people judge and threaten you because your illness is invisible. Chronic Illness Social Pod – […]