Let’s Talk About Pain – Chronic Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month. 9/19/19 is Pain Action Day. I’m sharing my chronic pain story to help others understand what it is like to live with in pain. You are not alone. Continue Reading →

Invisible in Taiwan: Living in Taipei with Chronic Illness

Invisible in Taiwan: Living in Taipei with Chronic Illness – What it’s like to live in Taipei and New Taipei with chronic illness and mobility challenges. Continue Reading →

Figuring, Completing, Boring, Cuddling, Chatting – August 2018 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses

A Chronic Voice hosts a link-up party each month for those of us who are chronically ill. Sheryl’s writing prompts for August are: Figuring, Completing, Boring, Cuddling, and Chatting. Continue Reading →

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: I Am One of the Millions Missing

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: I Am One of the Millions Missing – When I have a Grey Day, aka a Missing Day, my ME/CFS hits overdrive and I go missing. Where do I go? Continue Reading →

Alternative Treatments to Chronic Illness: Do They Work?

Alternative Treatments to Chronic Illness: Do They Work? Here are the alternative treatments I’ve tried that did not work to alleviate my disease symptoms. Continue Reading →

Letting Go With Chronic Illness Doesn’t Mean Giving Up

Letting Go with Chronic Illness – Learn to accept what you need and don’t need with chronic illness. Growth comes from making room for new things. Continue Reading →

Jinshin Jyutsu for Fibromyalgia and CFS

Jinshin Jyutsu for Fibromyalgia and CFIDS – Jinshin Jyutsu is a style of acupressure that is offered at REJUVENATE in Taipei. It involves the application of the hands for balancing energy in the body. Continue Reading →

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. These limitations range from small to severe disruptions that leave people housebound. Continue Reading →