Thoughts on Surgery When You Have Ankylosing Spondylitis

Thoughts on Surgery When You Have Ankylosing Spondylitis

The big “S” word: SURGERY. This can be a scary word for some and a comforting word for others. My experience with surgery has been a positive one. ...

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Keeping a Flare Journal

Keeping a Flare Journal

Learning to manage chronic pain is a tricky business. You don't know from one day to the next how you’re going to feel. What may have worked ...

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Telling Your Family and Friends

Telling Your Family and Friends

I guess my situation may be a little different since I worked for my dad. I saw him 6 days a week so he could physically see how I was doing. He knew every ...

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Taking Care of My Mental Health

Taking Care of My Mental Health

I'm in a much better place now. Prior to my ankylosing spondylitis diagnosis, I was very active. My husband and I were raising our young family. I looked ...

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The Effects of AS on Relationships

The Effects of AS on Relationships

I'm very grateful I had a partner that was understanding and supportive when I was going through one of the worst times of my life. I was a mom of two ...

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What Does Self-care Mean to Me?

What Does Self-care Mean to Me?

Self-care can mean different things to different people. When I googled “self-care” here is what I got: “The practice of taking an active role in protecting ...

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