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ByHeidi Waltz

Diet and Exercise: My Game Changer

I noticed that whenever my stress and anxiety levels increased, my inflammation markers started to climb, too. I read several books about the immune system…

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ByJanelle Dix

My Exceptional Dad

I want to share the story of my dad’s life and how his ankylosing spondylitis (AS) impacted him and our family, but ultimately how his exceptional spirit outshone his disease.

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ByRick Phillips

I Was the Fat Kid

There comes a time in every person’s life when they adopt what they come to believe about themselves. At some point in my childhood, I…

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ByLaRiena Ferguson

Lifting the Weight of AS

I used to be a very angry person because I hurt all the time. Now, it takes a lot to even make me agitated. I’m…

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ByDanielle Noble

Spondyloarthritis, My Support Systems, and Me

When I was nine years old, I went to the doctor for a mysteriously swollen knee, one that I couldn’t remember hitting on anything and…

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ByMohamed Saeed

Spondyloarthritis: A Story of Math, Disconnection and Pain

I feel more and more detached, yet I have high hopes. I keep praying. Without prayers I can…

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