It Hurts and It's Life-Changing

I grew up having severe growing pains that continued into my 50's.

I finally went to the doctor to be diagnosed with the AS.

I had never heard of AS.

My grandmother had rheumatoid arthritis so I just figured I had that in my genes.

Ankylosing spondylitis is life-changing

Ankylosing spondylitis is life-changing for sure.

It is difficult to get anything done when you're in constant pain.

It's exhausting.

Who knew it would hurt to grow old.

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