Ankylosing Spondylitis

You Are Not Alone

A poem by Mimi   You are not alone You with the chronic pain the unknown, sometimes un-nameable disease plaguing your bones, your insides, your joints   You who are up at night wondering if it will…

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ByCharles A. Tijou

Ankylosing Spondylitis, A Wake-Up Call

The doctor, a young man of 29, already a specialist in his field, had quickly established a ritual each day he came to visit. It…

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ByAndrew Roe

How to Stay Motivated While Living with a Chronic Illness:…

My faith, gratitude, and keeping my challenges in perspective have also been…

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ByIurii Gryga

I Fled the War in Ukraine. Now I Must Find…

I started having symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) 10 years ago after…

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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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