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 […]
Category: Ankylosing Spondylitis
My Pregnancy Journey
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 […]
Healthline Video Diary!
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!
From a Teacher with Ankylosing Spondylitis…
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.
How hard does missing a single does of Humira hit?
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 […]
Eat Good, Feel Good.
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 […]
AIP-Friendly Green Breakfast Smoothie
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 […]
Exercise is a Celebration of What Your Body Can Do
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 […]
Love, at it’s purest form, is unconditional
Anyone who follows me on Instagram (@life_a.s_erin) has seen me posting recently about having pain in my wrists and elbows, and my trials with Prednisone. I’ve been trying to really rest and give my joints a chance to heal, so I’ve been a little MIA from my blog. Since the #100outof100 hashtag has gone viral […]
11 ‘Must-Haves’ if you Live with Chronic Illness
Life with a chronic illness is full of ups and downs. Some days you might feel like you can run a marathon, and others you can barely get out of bed. Here are 11 of my favorite things for navigating life with Ankylosing Spondylitis 🙂 Roomba– We all love to have a clean home, but […]