6 Episodes

Your doctor is good for a lot of things, but sometimes the info you need is more personal, less pain management. We asked Hillary Wool of Brooklyn, NY, to share what it’s like—really like—to live with this challenging condition.

Really Honest Answers About Ankylosing SpondylitisEpisode 1

What Is It Like Having a Romantic Relationship When You Have AS?

Emotional and physical intimacy can pose challenges with this disease, which can be hard on both patient and partner.

Really Honest Answers About Ankylosing SpondylitisEpisode 2

What Do You Want Other People to Know About Living With AS?

Misconceptions about the condition can be harmful. Here’s the truth.

Really Honest Answers About Ankylosing SpondylitisEpisode 4

What’s the Reaction You Normally Get When You Share You Have AS?

How you explain your condition can make a difference in the way your friends and family react.

Really Honest Answers About Ankylosing SpondylitisEpisode 5

What Has AS Taught You About the World?

Living with a chronic condition gives you a new perspective—for better and worse.

Really Honest Answers About Ankylosing SpondylitisEpisode 6

How Has AS Changed Your Life?

Managing the pain, adapting to treatment, and finding groups for social support are all part of the adjustment process.