Baby boy is coming in June! I feel like most people with chronic illnesses are super in tune with their bodies. We know when something is off. That was definitely the case when it came to finding out I was pregnant with baby number 2. I just knew. My body felt it. My husband said […]
**I wrote this article a year ago and never posted- but everything in here still holds true! Davie is now almost 14 months and I still absolutely swear by these! I highlighted in blue all of the things we are still using!** We’re 3 months in and sweet little Davie and I are starting to […]
Lots of sleep has been lost this week trying to silence my autoimmune-brain mid-flare, but I’m trying to give myself constant reminders that this will pass, and a flare isn’t forever.
I knew ankylosing spondylitis would play a role in my labor and delivery, but I had no idea exactly what that role would be (and unfortunately, neither did anyone on my medical team!). Check out the video below to hear my entire labor and delivery story (and CLICK HERE to read my previous post about […]
Early 2021 My husband and I have always known we wanted to have kids. As we reached a point in life where we started seriously thinking about starting a family, how my ankylosing spondylitis would impact us became a frequent conversation. Knowing that there is a good chance of passing on my AS, I felt […]
VIDEO HERE! A few months ago I was asked to take part in a video diary series that Healthline was producing and share my story with Ankylosing Spondylitis. It was a super awesome experience and I wanted to share think link here (above) for anyone interested in watching!
A letter from a teacher with ankylosing spondylitis trying to navigate the push to bring all of my students back into the classroom- before I’ve been given an opportunity to receive a vaccine.
A warning on the website reads: “HUMIRA is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker medicine that can lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections. You should not start taking HUMIRA if you have any kind of infection unless your doctor says it is okay. “ My doctor gave me the same warning […]
In the last 10 days I’ve only left my house for groceries and to walk my dogs. That type of isolation can be challenging enough, but when it’s a result of a global pandemic the fear and anxiety creeps in and makes it even harder. I’ve been gloomy and sluggish feeling, and that’s honestly pretty […]
Three months ago I made the decision to change my diet to try and ease the new A.S pain I was experiencing. My wrists and elbows were being effected, and the pain wasn’t being touched by my biologic medication. I was super gung-ho about it and was ready to just jump in 100%. I bought […]
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