Your Stories
ByJessica Thomas

My Never-Ending Story: Surviving AS, RA, and COVID-19

My name is Jessica Thomas, and I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend…

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ByShane Derbyshire

The Tricky (And Long) Road to Diagnosis

Hi, my name is Shane Derbyshire. I am a chiropractor from Norwich (in the UK) and I was…

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ByPhilip Donlay

Diversion Therapy

I don’t like having Ankylosing Spondylitis. It’s a crummy affliction. It hurts and makes my life miserable, painful, and then I resort to profanity. No really, I literally use every bad word I know and for a…

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ByFion

My AS Is a Chameleon

I started having hip pain that came and went when I was around 26. That was 13 years ago. The pain was so severe that…

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ByHelgi Olafson

Acceptance and Adaptation

Helgi Olafsen is a spondyloarthritis warrior who is also a seasoned trail runner who competes at the highest levels of the sport and uses the exposure he garners to support the causes he believes in. The Triple…

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BySuzanne Knauer 

Overseas Rollercoaster: My COVID-19 Journey 

This is my story about having AS and being infected with COVID-19. 

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