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Phone Toll Free Number: (800) 777-8189
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Meetings offer education, encouragement, emotional support, and allow for open discussion about managing and living with spondyloarthritis.

Upcoming Meeting(s)

  • Thursday, August 6, 2020

    7:00 PM

     

Meeting Location

Virtual meeting, using Zoom!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81764915326?pwd=SUxzUU53RDNVejh5Q2hWOTV3NytBZz09

Meeting ID: 817 6491 5326
Passcode: 029694

Topic: Roundtable Discussion

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Leadership

Tracey Suits

Tracey Suits

About Tracey, Tampa's Support Group Leader

As a librarian, I have always loved researching. Although I know researching illnesses can be a big no-no, I have done plenty of research on spondyloarthritis. It all began with uveitis (sometimes I feel like I know more than my own eye doctor). However, when I got plantar fasciitis, a rheumatologist suggested I have undifferentiated spondyloarthritis and reactive arthritis. After piriformis syndrome turned up, I suspected ankylosing spondylitis, but my rheumatologist now suggests psoriatic arthritis.

I am newly diagnosed, but sure know bits and pieces of the different types, and, hey, aren’t they fun to spell? As part of my research, I looked into support groups in my area. Much to my dismay, I only found two groups in Florida, none near the Tampa Bay area. With the help of SAA, I am ready to offer a support group for those who have an interest in learning more about spondyloarthritis. Whether it is just an open forum to discuss or a place to bring in guest speakers, I hope to make the meetings both comfortable and informative.

While I’m not working anymore as a school librarian, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two college-aged children, my cat, and books.

Want to Start a New Support Group?

We’d love to have you join our team of passionate volunteers leading our spondylitis educational support groups! Learn more about how to get started here, and reach out to programs@spondylitis.org