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.
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 […]
Hi again! It’s March – still Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month! There are SO MANY different autoimmune diseases that we can raise awareness for this month. Since I have Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), I want take a minute to really explain what it is and how it effects people. I also want to let you know how […]
Being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease was like getting a new car… I was so excited to be diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis! It gave me a new sense of freedom, and came with a fresh new scent and pine tree air freshener!??? Kidding! But happy Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month! Honestly though, you know how when […]
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 […]