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.

After being diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, Hillary Wool of Brooklyn, NY, realized a lot of people didn’t fully understand the disease or its symptoms. Here, she shares what it’s really like to have AS.

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 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.