Fibro Flare-Ups

What Is A Flare?

A friend recently asked me, “What is a flare?” Flares are a sudden increase in symptoms from my normal day-to-day levels of energy, fatigue and pain.

This article offers information on how to keep track of your energy output and how you can work on pacing to keep your pain levels manageable.

Pacing For Pain Management [Updated 2021]

Today’s post is about chronic illness and pacing for pain management and why it’s important to people who are chronically ill, like me.

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.

Living with Axial Spondyloarthritis

Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Why We Must Keep Moving

I have Ankylosing Spondylitis, a form of autoimmune arthritis. My team, The Walking Spondies, is looking for walkers to join in the Walk Your A.S. Off 2015 Walk-a-thon.

Health care in Taiwan

Healthcare in Taiwan: Medication Usage and Patient Safety

A major drawback to healthcare in Taiwan: Doctors rarely discuss possible drug interactions, side effects, or medication usage with patients.

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.