Art Therapy and Migraine

Art and Migraine: An Interview with Amanda Ingrassia

MSW Interviews: Art Therapy Series for Migraine

In our latest chronic illness art interview, we learn about artist Amanda Ingrassia and how she uses art to cope with Hemiplegic Migraine and what she recommends to new chronic illness warriors who are interested in using art to cope with pain.

Lunar New Year in Taiwan 2021

The Lunar New Year ‘Effect’ on Chronically Ill Patients Like Me

Lunar New Year in Taiwan. Happy Year of the Ox! As people in Taiwan rejoice at being with their loved ones, I’m grateful to be here in my safe island bubble. But I wish I was planning my trip home this summer.

Information for Fibromyalgia Patients in Taiwan

Fibromyalgia in Taiwan – What You Need To Know

Fibromyalgia in Taiwan – What You Need To Know – If you’ve landed on this page, you’re likely here in Taiwan and have just realized that there is the disturbing lack of information about fibromyalgia in Taiwan. This resource guide for fibro patients offers some helpful advice that you won’t hear from your doctor.

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.

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 […]

Invisible Disabilities Awareness

Invisible Disabilities Awareness – Did You Know?

Learning About Invisible Disabilities with Carrie at MySeveralWorlds.com

Learn more about how patients live with Invisible Disabilities and why we need more awareness.

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 […]