I want to be more involved- but I don’t know how. I want to help make a difference for other people living with AS. I want to do something that helps pave the way for medical advances, so future generations are better able to fight this disease. From what I can tell there is somewhere […]
“Serious infections have happened in people taking HUMIRA. These serious infections include tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by viruses, fungi, or bacter that have spread throughout the body. Some people have died from these infection. HUMIRA may increase the chance of getting lymphoma, including a rare kind, or other cancers. HUMIRA can cause serious side […]
When I was diagnosed with AS I forgot how to trust my body. I have always been a healthy person with very few physical limitations. All of a sudden I had found out that my body was attacking itself and slowly deteriorating- and I hadn’t realized. Finding out about a medical condition that will impact […]
Humira was approved by the FDA for use in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2002. It was also the first fully human monoclonal antibody approved by the FDA (fancy words, right? in short it just means it was the first of it’s kind). Even Remicade, the first anti-TNF drug approved for use in the United […]
10 Things I want to tell people about chronic illness REPOST: I wrote this list a year ago and shared in on Instagram, and it still resonates so much that I thought it was the perfect piece to launch my blog 🙂 I have a feeling that all of us with chronic illnesses feel the […]
I have always been an athlete- soccer, softball, running, basketball, and in college I played rugby. I loved it, but would be completely lying if I said I didn’t take a bit of a beating. I started to have pain in my hips unlike anything I had ever experienced. I was on and off of […]
I read this book two months after being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, the same disease as author Juliette Wills. I love Juliette’s writing style- I chuckled at her witty and quirky spirit throughout the book, and I thoroughly appreciated her honesty and transparency in regard to some very difficult moments. I hoped this book would […]
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