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 […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness

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?

Simplifying Life with Chronic Illness - Letting Go Does't Mean Giving Up - Life with Chronic Illness

Letting Go With Chronic Illness Doesn’t Mean Giving Up

Letting Go with Chronic Illness – Learn to accept what you need and don’t need with chronic illness. Growth comes from making room for new things.

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.