6 Episodes

You got the basic facts about your condition from your doctor, but what you really want is an up-close look at how it all plays out IRL. We asked Charis Hill to share what it’s really like living with ankylosing spondylitis.

Really Honest Answers About Ankylosing SpondylitisEpisode 1

How Do You Tell Your Friends About Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Sharing your diagnosis with friends helps validate your experience and the way you see yourself.

Really Honest Answers About Ankylosing SpondylitisEpisode 2

Do You Use Mobility Aids?

You wear glasses when you can't see, so why wouldn't you use a cane to help you walk?

Really Honest Answers About Ankylosing SpondylitisEpisode 3

How Long Did It Take to Be Diagnosed With Ankylosing Spondylitis?

This complex condition isn't always straightforward to diagnose, resulting in many years of uncertainty for patients.

Really Honest Answers About Ankylosing SpondylitisEpisode 4

What Is It Like to Live With Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Coming to grips with the pain associated with AS is the first step to successfully managing life with this condition.

Really Honest Answers About Ankylosing SpondylitisEpisode 6

Does Exercise Help With Managing AS?

Working out with AS has its benefits, as long as you don't overdo it.