My Flare Survival Kit

This is my flare survival kit, which includes medications, supplements, and things I need to make myself comfortable when flares hit suddenly. Continue Reading →

What Is A Flare?

A friend recently asked me, “What is a flare?” Flares are a sudden increase in symptoms from my normal day-to-day levels of energy, fatigue and pain. Continue Reading →

Living Within The Limitations of Fibromyalgia

One of the biggest challenges with chronic illness is learning how to live with limitations. Writing about the limitations of Fibromyalgia (plus Myalgic encephalomyelitis) lets others know what we live with on a daily basis. These limitations range from small to severe disruptions that leave people housebound. Continue Reading →

My Several Worlds Is Heading In A New Direction

Finding joy in the aftermath of incurable illness has been very hard, but I am still a global citizen of the world, and I have much to offer readers that are interested in expat life and teaching abroad, and in regards to living with chronic illness. Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness – Pacing For Pain Management

Today’s post is about chronic illness and pacing for pain management and why it’s important to people who are chronically ill, like me. Continue Reading →

Fibro-What? Kicking Fibromyalgia To The Curb (Not Really)

My struggle with the severe and debilitating symptoms of Fibromyalgia in Taiwan as a Canadian expat. Continue Reading →

70 Facts About My Invisible Illness You Might Not Know

Today’s post is for everyone who suffers from invisible illness and chronic illnesses. Here are 70 facts about my invisible illness you might not know. Continue Reading →

Living with AS and Why We Need to Keep Moving

I have Ankylosing Spondylitis, a form of autoimmune arthritis. My team, The Walking Spondies, is looking for walkers to join in the Walk Your A.S. Off 2015 Walk-a-thon. Continue Reading →

Healthcare in Taiwan: Medication Usage and Patient Safety

A major drawback to healthcare in Taiwan: Doctors rarely discuss possible drug interactions, side effects, or medication usage with patients. Continue Reading →

Treating Ankylosing Spondylitis with Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

A Canadian expat’s experience of using acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Taiwan to help with pain/inflammation from Ankylosing Spondylitis. Continue Reading →