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 →

Jinshin Jyutsu for Fibromyalgia and CFIDS – REJUVENATE

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. 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 →

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 is World AS Awareness Day, and today’s post is for everyone who suffers from an invisible illness like Ankylosing Spondylitis. There is still so much that even my family and closest friends don’t know. Please read on if you’d like to learn more. Continue Reading →