Invisible Disabilities Week 2021 - Carrie Kellenberger

What I Want People To Know About My Invisible Disabilities

My courage is visible. My invisible disabilities are not. When you see me, you can’t tell I’m disabled. Here’s what I want you to know about my life with invisible disabilities. This is my sixth time participating in Invisible Disabilities Awareness Week.

What is Costochondritis?

Costochondritis: Chest Wall Pain with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia

Costochondritis: Coping with chest wall pain with arthritis and fibromyalgia

What is costochondritis? Why does it happen? How is it diagnosed and treated?

WEGO HEALTH AWARDS Nominee Carrie Kellenberger

WEGO Health Awards 2021 – Carrie Kellenberger

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to celebrate fellow patient leaders with the WEGO Health Awards. I’m thrilled to say that I’ve been nominated for the 10th Annual WEGO Health Awards in a number of categories. This post tells you what the awards are about and how you can help by endorsing me, especially if I’ve made a difference in your own health journey.

Carrie Kellenberger May 2021

Advocacy Initiatives, A Move, and More for May 2021!

Advocacy Initiatives, A Move, and More for May 2021! Ah, where to start? Today’s post is a personal update post. I rarely take the opportunity to do these types of posts, but we’ve had a lot happening and there’s no better way to update than by telling it like it is! Read on to learn more about my May initiatives – my busiest month by far in 2021.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities - December 3

International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Taiwan – 3 December

Happy International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Taiwan! I’ve seen zero coverage in Taiwan and I hope this post raises some awareness for the disabled community in Taiwan.

What Happens When You Stop Taking Your Meds Cold Turkey

What Happened When I Stopped Taking My Meds

Today marks exactly two years since I started taking Enbrel to help with pain and inflammation from Ankylosing Spondylitis, aka axial spondyloarthritis. In all this time, I’ve been paying out of pocket for Enbrel. My monthly bill for 8 injections is 30,000NT per month. As you can guess, the stress of coming up with this […]

October 12 is World Arthritis Day

World Arthritis Day – Why It Matters To Me – Arthritis Everywhere

October 12 – It’s World Arthritis Day! I’ve been living with Axial Spondyloarthritis (Ankylosing Spondylitis) and osteoarthritis for over a decade. Last week I found out I have ANOTHER arthritis diagnosis! Ta-da! My rheumy has decided I have Psoriatic Arthritis! Guess what? AS and PsA are subsets of Spondyoarthropathies. I didn’t even know it’s possible […]

BELIEVE US: Invisible Disabilities Awareness Week - Carrie Kellenberger

BELIEVE US: Invisible Illness Awareness Week

BELIEVE US: Invisible Illness Awareness Week 2019 – How to show compassion when someone says they are disabled or have an invisible illness.