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1/ What's This Website All About?

I created this website as a platform for people to share the little nuggets of wisdom they’ve acquired from living with illness. Pain does have a way of forcing you to stop and reflect!

I don’t think you can truly “put yourself in someone else’s shoes”, until you’ve walked the same path as they have. Pain is a private experience, even for those suffering from the same diagnosis.

It is my hope that this platform bridges a gap between the healthy and ill alike. While our life experiences are vast and different, emotions and sensations overlap. Joy and sorrow aren’t confined to a single circumstance or environment.

So grab your favourite beverage, sit back, and soak up some insight into this wonderful yet complicated thing called ‘life’.

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2/ A Little Hello from Me

Hello, my name is Sheryl and I run a health blog called “A Chronic Voice”. I live with a number of illnesses, which includes Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Lupus, Sjögren’s Syndrome, and Epilepsy. I’ve also underwent major surgeries such as a mitral valve repair, and have stared death in the face twice!

I enjoy travelling, and began my blogging adventures in that niche. If I were healthy, I would have loved to become a travel literature writer in the vein of Colin Thubron. I believe that the preservation of languages and cultures is one of the most important jobs for humanity. It affects just about everything in the world including healthcare. Modern society reveres literal thinking, yet lateral thinking solves problems in the simplest and most brilliant of ways.

I like to try new things out, and my current hobbies include flower arrangement, learning French, and my pet birds keep me in good company!

I would love to keep in touch with you as well. Hit me up on any of the following social media channels: