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?

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.

Describing Chronic Pain - Quotes from Pain Patients

Chronic Pain Quotes That Pain Patients Can Relate To

Chronic pain quotes that pain patients can relate to – When life has you down and you’re not sure if you have words to describe your pain, you can trust that someone somewhere has helped. Chronic pain quotes like these let chronic pain patients know they’re not alone.

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 […]

Suggestions for people who want to help someone living with chronic pain

How To Be A Friend To Someone Living With Chronic Pain

I’m often asked how friends can support me or other patients living with chronic pain or chronic illness. This article introduces ways that you can help people like me. How to Help Someone Living with Chronic Pain If you know someone who is living with chronic pain, like most people the instinct to help is almost […]

Advocacy Work and Chronic Illness

Advocacy and Volunteer Work When You Are Chronically Ill

Most chronically ill patients struggle to find purpose and meaning in life, and a great number of us do so with advocacy work. Some of us also seek volunteering opportunities, so today’s post is about finding the right kind of volunteer work when you are chronically ill.

Coping with Stress and Chronic Illness - Life During a Global Pandemic

Coping With Stress And Chronic Illness During a Global Pandemic

Coping with stress and chronic illness during a global pandemic is rough. But is it much different from how chronically ill patients were already living?