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 →

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 →

Living with AS and the Walk Your AS Off 2015 Walk-A-Thon

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 →

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 →