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 […]
Over the last few months I have experienced a flare-up of peripheral pain from my Ankylosing Spondylitis. I’ve been having a lot of pain in my wrists and elbows, but am really hesitant to make any changes to my current medications because they have been working SO WELL for my back, hips, and eyes. As […]
I used to DREAD working out. When I was younger I played sports, and got my exercise without having to consciously go for a run or lift some weights. After college I joined a gym, but it was a constant struggle to get myself there. My only motivation was to look good in a bathing […]
Anxiety is a tricky little devil. Sometimes I can feel it coming on slowly, but other times it can sneak up on me completely out of nowhere. I know the types of things that trigger me- sometimes I can navigate them without too much struggle, but other times I go into full-blown panic attack. My […]
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