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?

Ankylosing Spondylitis and TCM

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.

Carrie Kellenberger - Living Abroad with Chronic Ilness

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.

Carrie Kellenberger - Living Abroad with Chronic Ilness

Chronic Ear Infections and Ankylosing Spondylitis

My ear issues were a warning sign of things to come. My journey with Ankylosing Spondylitis and fibromyalgia started six months after I wrote this post.

The Fastest Update in the East!

Whew! My mother is right. I’m like a cat with nine lives. Throw me off the roof and I always land on my feet. Summer has arrived along with torrential downpours every day, but things are really happening fast around the Kellenberger/Marshall household. Two months ago I was in the doldrums and now I’m back […]

Health Update

I’ve had quite a few inquiries pertaining to my health since I posted about my ear problems. Thanks very much for your positive support. I’m going to keep this short and sweet because if I go on too long, I think it might turn into a rant. Needless to say, I’m tired of dealing with […]

Gua Sha - Scraping

Traditional Chinese Medicine: My Experience With Scraping

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Dr. Tzu demonstrated a scraping method called Gua Sha. Its principles are similar to those of cupping and has similar effects on the body.