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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


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


Figuring, Completing, Boring, Cuddling, Chatting – August 2018 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses

August 2018 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses It’s been a while since I’ve participated in A Chronic Voice’s Monthly Link Up Party. Her prompts this month are perfect for joining in the fun after several months of absence. Sheryl’s prompts for the month are: Figuring, Completing, Boring, Cuddling, and Chatting, so here are the brief notes I’ve made for each header section for this article. Figuring out that I need to let more things go in my life in order to heal and have less str...
Tags: Travel, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, Stephen Hawking, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Living Abroad With Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Me, Sheryl, North Bay Ontario, Daenerys


Mobility Challenges and What An Exoskeleton Can Do For You

In October 2018, I was attending a government luncheon for Canadian delegates who had recently arrived in town and were interested in learning more about life abroad in Taiwan. Although I usually try to avoid using a cane when I go to these luncheons, that day was unavoidable. I had to bring it along. While working our way through a delightful Taiwanese lunch, I listened to a man named Brian Chong from a company called Wistron here in Taiwan who was working on new technology for robotic legs tha...
Tags: Travel, Health, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Taipei, Robocop, Living Abroad, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Carrie Kellenberger, Fibromyalgia, Expat Life, Reliance, Exoskeletons, Wistron


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: I Am One of the Millions Missing

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: I Am One of the Millions Missing Hi friends. I haven’t written much about my trials and tribulations with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), which most of you know as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This is mainly because the two diseases that are most active in my life are Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibromyalgia. Both of these chronic illnesses have no cure. Just because I haven’t written about ME doesn’t mean I don’t suffer badly from it, though. Quite a few people doubt t...
Tags: Travel, Features, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Illness, Davis, John, Amusement Parks, Whitney, Chronically Ill Abroad, Carrie Kellenberger, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Invisible Illnesses, Cfs, Health Advocacy, Jen, Banff Canada


Alternative Treatments to Chronic Illness: Do They Work?

Every patient who has ever been diagnosed with an incurable disease can attest that we leave no stones unturned in our quest for better health. During the first few year of dealing with autoimmune illnesses like Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and CRPS, I turned to Western medicine and alternative methods to see if I could make my symptoms more manageable or possibly even cure myself. I can’t think of one person I know wit...
Tags: Travel, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Belgium, Taipei, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Epsom, Wahl, CRPS, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome


Chronic Illness: Never Did I Ever Think…

Chronic illness is a hard thing to understand. There are many things to consider when you are chronically ill and in pain all the time, but until you’ve experienced it, let me explain some of the things you’ll never think of until you’ve been through it.  Never did I ever think… That I would lose my health completely That I would be worried about traveling when traveling has been my life for years. Now I can barely muster the energy to fly from Taiwan to Canada That I would need flight assistan...
Tags: Travel, Health, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Carrie Kellenberger, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, CRPS, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Invisible Illness