Your Stories
ByCasey Rotondi

Tackling AS Pain, Postpartum

After giving birth to my second child in July of 2020, I was in constant pain. I brushed it off, chalking it up to a…

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ByKim Pearson

A Rough-Hewn Kind of Beauty

Some time ago, a phone conversation with my BlogHer colleague Rita Arens turned toward my experience of having ankylosing spondylitis (AS), an arthritic condition that…

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ByEmma Matthews

Finding My Culprit, Nr-AxSpA

When I first learned about nr-axSpA, I was terrified by the idea that I might end up in a wheelchair.

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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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