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Failing, Succeeding, Pausing, Deciding and Thriving with Chronic Illness

Today, I’m writing about some prompts that were given to chronic illness bloggers at A Chronic Voice‘s monthly chronic illness link-up party. Thank you, Sheryl! The writing prompts we were given for this month are: Failing, Succeeding, Pausing, Deciding, and Thriving with chronic illness. I’d like to start by observing my last post which was about receiving my Ankylosing Spondylitis diagnosis over a decade ago. I celebrated that milestone with a new article called Ankylosing Spondylitis – 10 Yea...
Tags: Travel, Health, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Expat Life, Pierre, Sheryl, North Bay Ontario, Arthritis, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS, Crohns


Ankylosing Spondylitis Ten Years After Diagnosis

Ankylosing Spondylitis Ten Years After Diagnosis February is always a hard month for me. Maybe it’s because of the weather. Maybe it’s because everything stops after the madness of the holiday season, and I hit a point where my body says, ‘Nope, I’m not doing any more.’ Maybe it’s because of the psychological impact of receiving my diagnosis in February – 10 years ago. Nevertheless, February has continued to remain a crappy month for me. February used to be a month that John and I used to trav...
Tags: Travel, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Disability, Canada, John, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Spondylitis Association Of America, SAA, NTU Hospital, Crohn, Arthritis, Disability Aids, SPONDYLITIS, The Canadian Spondylitis Association


Surviving the Holidays with Chronic Illness

The holiday season is here and with it comes a collective groan from almost everyone in my chronic illness communities. Everyone seems excited about the holidays, but we are all expressing worry, dismay, and stress at surviving the holidays with chronic illness without flaring. The holiday season is stressful on those of us who have limited energy and suffer from pain. We have to manage our health while getting through shopping, cooking, winter events, travel, and much more.Click To Tweet I’m sp...
Tags: Travel, Health, Holidays, Features, Chronic Illness, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Invisible Illnesses, Living Abroad With Chronic Illness, Expat Life, Cfs, Sheryl, Arthritis, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS, Invisible Illness


Chronic Illness Prompts: Meeting, Advocating, Tweaking, Working, Curating

Many thanks to Sheryl at A Chronic Voice for creating some wonderful links for her November link-up party. This month has been a really busy month. I just finished a charity gala fundraiser event that I’ve been working on since August and I wasn’t sure if I’d have a chance to write something for this party this month. Better late than never! Sheryl’s Chronic Illness prompts for November are: Meeting, Advocating, Tweaking, Working, and Curating Meeting First off, this is the perfect promp...
Tags: Travel, Asia, UK, Singapore, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Taipei, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Invisible Illnesses, Me, Sheryl, Arthritis, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS


Invisible in Taiwan: Living in Taipei with Chronic Illness

Invisible in Taiwan: Living in Taipei with Chronic Illness I live on the river that divides Taipei and New Taipei in Taiwan. I’m a Canadian expat and I’ve lived in Taiwan since 2006. I have Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromylagia and ME, among a number of other chronic conditions that cropped up over the past 20 years. My husband and I have stayed in Taiwan rather than returning to Canada or the US because the health care is very reasonable here, the weather is mild, and life in Taiwan is inexpens...
Tags: Travel, Health, Hong Kong, Singapore, US, Barcelona, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, Peru, South America, Uruguay, North America, Taipei, Reiki


Is CBD Oil Good For My Dog?

CBD oil seems to be one of the hottest trends on the market today. From bubble bath to desserts, people are consuming CBD in a huge variety of ways for countless reasons. In this popularity boom, you might have heard that CBD could be useful for your dog too. If you’re like many people, you might not even be sure what exactly CBD oil is, much less know if its safe and beneficial to your dog. Read on while we break it down for you: What is CBD Oil Anyway?: CBD is a phytocannabinoid that’s de...
Tags: Health, Dogs, Pets, Cancer, Indianapolis, Supplements, United States, Medical Marijuana, Cornell, Health Issues, CBD Oil, Arthritis, CBD for dogs, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Summit


Art Therapy for Chronic Pain – Interview with Jeane Trend-Hill

This week on MSW Interviews: Jeane Trend-Hill Today I’d like to introduce you to an artist with a very different style of artwork that really resonates with patients suffering from Crohns and Colitis.  Without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to Jeane Trend-Hill. Jeane suffers from severe ulcerative colitis and osteoporosis. In this interview, Jeane shows us how she uses art to cope with chronic illness and chronic pain. I hope you enjoy her interview. Please do leave a comment or a word...
Tags: Travel, Health, Facebook, UK, London, Features, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Ibd, Chronic Illness, Travel Photography, Flares, Jeane, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Crohns


Scottish Fold Health Issues: What’s the Real Scoop?

Scottish Fold health issues can range from  barely noticeable to downright crippling. Photo CC-0 via Pixabay Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Thunder found me about 5 years ago now, and I don’t really know how old he really is–I’m guessing he’s getting close to 7 though. I’ve heard that “fold” breeds can have problems with their joints, etc, as they get older. Can you point me toward a reliable reference that explains 1) what a Fold is and why their ears flip down, 2) what to watch...
Tags: Pets, Thunder, Thomas, Michelle, Bella, Tara, HCM, Siouxsie, Cat Health, Senior Cats, Arthritis, Michelle Thomas, Special Needs Cats, Osteochondrodystrophy, Scottish Fold, Scottish Fold health issues


If You Tear a Knee Ligament, Arthritis Is Likely to Follow in 10 Years

The limited research on the long-term effects of damage to connective tissue indicates that a patient, no matter how young, has a 50 percent chance of developing arthritis within a decade.
Tags: News, Sports injuries, Knees, Arthritis


Bio Roundup: CAR-T’s Huge Week, Merck’s ‘Pib Choice & More

The far-out idea of reprogramming a patient’s immune cells to fight cancer, known as CAR-T, entered the mainstream this week, and two numbers highlight the tale. The first is $11.9 billion, the price Gilead Sciences is paying for Kite Pharma and its cancer-fighting cell therapy pipeline. It’s one of biopharma’s biggest deals in recent years and a massive bet that Gilead can build a cancer business, starting with, but not limited to, Kite’s nearest-term target of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The ...
Tags: Texas, Trends, Merck, Fail, Vc, Leukemia, Heart Disease, Cholesterol, Capital, Fda, National, Novartis, Parkinson's Disease, Immunotherapy, Biotech, Lymphoma


How Can I Ease My Old Cat’s Arthritis Pain?

Our Siouxsie had pretty severe arthritis toward the end of her life. Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat, Hobson, is 19 years old and we know from the last time he went to the vet that he has failing kidneys and he also has severe arthritis. Recently it has been very hot and our AC is broken. He is drinking excessively and yowling all the time. We know there is nothing that will stop him from dying but is there anything we could do to ease his pain? Anything would be helpful! ~...
Tags: Pets, Maggie, Thomas, Bella, Hobson, Tara, Siouxsie, Cat Health, Senior Cats, Arthritis, Arthritis In Cats, Maggie Thomas, Siouxsie Bella, Canna Companion


Trilobites: They Were Shorter and at Risk for Arthritis, but They Survived an Ice Age

A genetic mutation that knocks a centimeter off height and increases the risk for arthritis may have helped early humans in Europe and Asia to survive, a new study shows.
Tags: Asia, Europe, News, David, Kingsley, Nature Genetics, Genetics and Heredity, Arthritis, Evolution (Biology, Height (Stature


Here’s how Oxford scientists think bloodsucking ticks could help prevent heart disease

A new study from the U.K.’s University of Oxford suggests that the spit of bloodsucking ticks could actually be an invaluable weapon for helping fight inflammation-based pathologies like heart disease. The post Here’s how Oxford scientists think bloodsucking ticks could help prevent heart disease appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Heart Disease, Stroke, Oxford, Health & Fitness, Cool Tech, Drug Development, Ticks, Arthritis, Pancreatitis, U K 's University of Oxford


Oxford scientists think the next big weapon in the fight against heart disease is… tick spit?

A new study from the U.K.’s University of Oxford suggests that the spit of bloodsucking ticks could actually be an invaluable weapon for helping fight inflammation-based pathologies like heart disease. The post Oxford scientists think the next big weapon in the fight against heart disease is… tick spit? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Heart Disease, Stroke, Oxford, Health & Fitness, Cool Tech, Drug Development, Ticks, Arthritis, Pancreatitis, U K 's University of Oxford


Why Running Is Good For Your Joints

Moderate levels of recreational running may be the key to healthy knees and hips
Tags: Health, News, Fitness, Uncategorized, Running, Exercise, Run, Arthritis, Excercise/Fitness, Health Benefits Running, Is Running Good For Your Knees, Running Health Benefits, Running Joint Health


Phys Ed: Noisy Knees? Arthritis May Be in Your Future

If your knees creak and pop, the noises could be an indicator of early arthritis, even if the joint does not hurt.
Tags: News, Weight, X-rays, Knees, Arthritis, Joints (Body Part


How Your Butt Can Hurt Your Low Back

About 80% of adults will have low back pain at some point in their lives, according to the National Institutes of Health. Some episodes are caused by specific events, like a sprain, traumatic injury or herniated disc. But others may have more subtle origins—like strained ligaments or the gradual wearing down of cartilage around the…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Physical Therapy, Pain, Back Pain, Spine, Inflammation, Low Back Pain, Arthritis, Antiinflammatory, Backbone, Low Back, Pregnancy Back Pain, Sacroiliac Joint, Sciatica, Si Joint


I’m 33, But My Autoimmune Disease Makes My Body Feel Like I’m 70

Jennifer Pellegrin, 33, found out she had psoriatic arthritis at a doctor’s visit for an unrelated procedure. At first, she did not think much of the diagnosis or fully understand how it would change her life. But seeing family members cope with the disease opened her eyes to its devastating effects. Now, she finds strength…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Pain, Viewpoint, National Psoriasis Foundation, Autoimmune Disease, Arthritis, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Arthritis Joint Pain, Joint Pain, Jennifer Pellegrin


Best Natural Treatments for Arthritis

Has joint pain been getting in the way of your day to day activities? Is movement getting more and more difficult? Know that you’re not alone, and more than 50 million Americans  or 1 in 5 adults deal with the condition. Most people are unaware that kids can also get arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation reports that more than 300,000 child ren suffer from the disease. Although arthritis typically affects the joints, it can also affect the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs. Even as the sta...
Tags: Wellness, Food, Health and Wellness, Health Tips, Omega, Epsom, Arthritis Foundation, Arthritis, Health Advice, Sitz


Leveraging Plant-Based Nutrition to Treat, Prevent & Reverse Disease

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of being a keynote speaker & instructor on the  Holistic Holiday at...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Doctor, Podcast, Medicine, Obesity, Sport, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Running, Disease, Illness, Animal Rights, Vegan, Physician, Animal Advocacy