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 →

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 →

Dealing with Chronic Illness Abroad: A Lesson in Patience

Dealing with chronic illness abroad is the worst. No matter what I do, it’s a never ending cycle of ear infections, chest infections, acute chronic pain, and never ending trips to the doctors. Continue Reading →

The Ears Hear…Kinda – My Journey with Ankylosing Spondylitis

It turns out that my ear issues were a warning sign of things to come. I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, an autoimmune disorder, less than six months later. Continue Reading →

The Fastest Update in the East!

Whew! My mother is right. I’m like a cat with nine lives. Throw me off the roof and I always land on my feet. Summer has arrived along with torrential downpours every day, but things are really happening fast around the Kellenberger/Marshall household. Two months ago I was in the doldrums and now I’m back on top again and in fighting form. I’m still seeing a doctor once a week for my ear, but I’m healthy again and I have Continue Reading →