A Hurried Return, but Chronic Illness's Opening Hours Remain Unchanged | A Chronic Voice

Returning I had to sadly return to Singapore earlier than expected, due to the coronavirus outbreak. My parents were very worried, what with chronic illness and all that in the mix. After being put on hold with the customer service line for seven hours straight (yes, happy tropical island music for hours!), I was told […]

Coming Alive in the Winter Air (Pushing for Personal Changes & Group Advocacy)

Looking February…what should I say about 2020 so far? There’s been a mix of good and bad, as there always is, but let’s say that it’s been mostly awesome just for the new experiences in itself. Winter has been a fascinating season for me in every which way. The Lupus and Sjögren’s has been flaring […]

Issue #163: Living in Silence with Chronic Illness for Fear of Being a Burden & Tips to Improve Your Quality of Life as a Person with Disabilities | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 31 May 2019. Issue #163. In this issue: Tips to improve your quality of life with some home and lifestyle changes, as a person with disabilities. Being hypersensitive to everything from light to vibration and temperature with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Living in silence with chronic illness for fear of being a burden, and how writing/blogging […]

Issue #159: Accepting Help as a Mother with Chronic Illness Only Benefits Your Family & the Power of Steroids - Good and Bad | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 03 May 2019. Issue #159. In this issue: Painkillers can be helpful in nipping a big flare at the bud. Managing unnecessary stress of unwanted advice by either nodding along mindlessly, or adding to the block list in life. A blood test created by Stanford University to detect Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). The […]

Issue #156: Invisible Disability Can Sadly Incite Doubts at Work & When it Feels Like the Last Straw, it May be That You're Too Tired to Deal for Now | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 12 April 2019. Issue #156. In this issue: The weight of nothingness, of depression, is a heavy one to bear. Migraines can be extremely debilitating, yet are also very misunderstood. When our caregivers are used to seeing us in pain flares, even signs of Dengue Fever can appear deceptive. Rapid forced tapering of opioids […]

Issue #146: When Your Self-Identity is Tied to Your Career & Knowing When Self-Care Means Cancelling Plans or Getting Out | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 25 January 2019. Issue #146. In this issue: Chronic illness takes up lots of energy, so spend it wisely. When your self-identity is all tied up with your career, due to expectations from society. Know when self-care means cancelling plans, and when it means getting out. Whilst pacing won’t prevent all flares, the energy […]

Issue #140: Things We Wished Our Colleagues Knew & the Unwanted Life Lesson of Asking for Help | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 14 December 2018. Issue #140. In this issue: Tips from real people, for coping with cold and winter. Showing some empathy, providing a listening ear, and other tips for being a better friend. Insight for colleagues on the fluctuation of good and bad days. The wish to try medical marijuana for pain relief, apart […]

Issue #134: Useful Resources for Working from Home with Chronic Illness & Validating the Existence of Pain Can be a Huge Support | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 02 November 2018. Issue #134. In this issue: Chronic pain is impossible to comprehend; validating its existence is a big help. Useful resources for working from home, as a person with chronic illness. The resiliency you develop from battling illness daily. BackPack Health, a useful app for storing and sharing your health data, is […]

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 […]

July 2018 Prompts: Adding, Spreading, Ranting, Protecting, Dividing | www.achronicvoice.com

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Adding more nutritious foods into my daily diet. My partner and I had our first session with the nutritional therapist last month! It was all very interesting, especially the interpretation of my blood tests from a new […]