Issue #183: Documentary-Style Films Made by the Chronic Illness Community & 5 Top Things That Can be Worse Than Chronic Pain | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 18 October 2019. Issue #183. In this issue: Recurring themes on what can actually be worse than chronic pain itself: 1) Loss of friendships 2) Ignorance or lack of understanding from friends, family and society. 3) Isolation and loss of a social life. 4) Loss of independence and career. 5) Unpredictability. Being trapped within […]

Issue #182: Pain is Personal and not for Anyone Else to Judge & We are Responsible for Taking Care of Ourselves by Speaking Up | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 11 October 2019. Issue #182. In this issue: Our pain and how we handle it is personal, and not for anyone else to judge. I cannot imagine how I’d look like if all my invisible illnesses were manifested upon my physical form. We are responsible for taking care of ourselves, and that comes in […]

Issue #181: Why Giving Unsolicited Health Advice is Not Okay & Scheduling in Rest Time Before Your Body Schedules It for You | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 04 October 2019. Issue #181. In this issue: Why giving unsolicited health advice is not okay. It can become dangerous to not treat pain when it’s chronic and unyielding. The sadness that naturally comes with giving up passions due to chronic illness, and how to manage it. If a wheelchair helps you to regain […]

Issue #180: There Can Always be More Pain & the Need to Stay Within Your (Everchanging) Energy Envelope | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 27 September 2019. Issue #180. In this issue: Chronic pain always comes with depression, anxiety and yet more pain. The need to stay within your energy envelope with chronic illness which changes all the time. The anger at society’s labels on ‘good’ vs ‘bad’ disabled people, based on how ‘inspirational’ they are. The sensitivities […]

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 #177: When Brain Fog Makes You Feel Stupid & How a Simple ‘Hello’ From a Friend Helps with Isolation | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 06 September 2019. Issue #177. In this issue: The miserable isolation of being chronically ill, and how a simple hello from a friend helps a great deal. Saving a pain level of ’10’ for when you ‘really need it’, even though you’re in unbearable pain. Taking vitamin B for fatigue and brain fog, under […]

Issue 176: The Dangers of Internal Ableism & Having a Disability Doesn't Mean the End of Your Sex Life | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 30 August 2019. Issue #176. In this issue: The difficulties of navigating life with chronic illness as a healthy looking 18 year old. The fear of waking up from surgery being worse off than before. You can often do some light work as a person with chronic illness, but end up needing days to […]

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 #173: To Thrive is to Move Forward with Purpose & Accepting the Life You Never Planned for with Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 09 August 2019. Issue #173. In this issue: A goodbye to my sweet little parrotlets. Sometimes all you can do is manage your breath, and that’s enough. To thrive doesn’t necessarily mean being able or well, but to move forward with purpose. Please continue to share your blogs for those who need it! The […]

Issue #171: Accessibility Does Not End at Ramps & Cheery Highlights from the #JoyInSummer Hashtag | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 26 July 2019. Issue #171. In this issue: The fears of severe medication withdrawals. Try not to dwell on your problems too much and let someone know if you need help, if you suffer from chronic pain or illness. Having a partner with chronic illness will probably mean a more difficult life, but for […]