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Parenting With AS

Parenting With AS

At 39, I was at my lowest point in my life. My children were in public school, and my daughter, who’s the eldest, was heading off for an exciting 6th grade graduation ...

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Managing the Workplace When You Have AS

Managing the Workplace When You Have AS

I used to work in the financial services industry for over 10 years. My days were busy supporting very successful investment and financial advisors who were managing...

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How My Pain Became My Teacher

How My Pain Became My Teacher

I’ve had a long, sordid affair with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) -- over 20 years to be exact. It hasn’t been a good kind of relationship, unfortunately. But I have ...

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After A Near-Fatal Error, I’ve Built a Team of Doctors I Trust

After A Near-Fatal Error, I’ve Built a Team of Doctors I Trust

What’s my relationship like with my doctor? Well, it’s complicated. Perhaps I shouldn’t be the person addressing this topic. I’m tainted. Even my spouse gave me ...

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Experimentation Helped Me Find the Right Complementary Therapies

Experimentation Helped Me Find the Right Complementary Therapies

What haven't I tried when it comes to managing ankylosing spondylitis? People ask me what I think are the best things they can do to manage their chronic disease ...

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Fighting Stress Helps Me Manage AS Flares

Fighting Stress Helps Me Manage AS Flares

My expectation is that there will not be an earthquake today. That all my family, friends and community members that are healthy today will be healthy tomorrow ...

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