A new begginging, The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast is now The Axial Spondyloarthritis Podcast. The term Axial Spondyloarthritis encompases both Ankylosing Spondylitis and Non-radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis.
Hello, and welcome to this week's episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. How is everybody doing today? I hope you're doing well. It's been just a fantastic week as I wrap it up and just a lot of stuff going on that I want to talk to you about. It's, you know, you listeners have all been fantastic. When I started the Ankylosing Spondylitis podcast 18 months or so ago, I really did it with the idea that I was going to just vent a little bit about what I was dealing with and I wasn't really even sure anybody would listen. As I've told you before, I just, I didn't know what would happen.
Well, unfortunately, this is going to be the final episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. You listeners have been great, but I wanted to tell you; it's also the first episode of The Axial Spondyloarthritis Podcast. That's right, I finally pulled the trigger and changing the name. Because when I started this journey, I really, you know, I knew Ankylosing Spondylitis, that's what I had. That's what I dealt with. That's what I wanted to talk about. As I've progressed through, I really learned a lot about everybody that is suffering with the non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis and the incredible trips that you all take to get an actual diagnosis, and still the difference in the medication treatments and the similarities, but the differences really can play havoc with people. And I started thinking about it and thought, the best way to start to change is changing myself first. And so with that said, Well, I have been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis.
Overall, you're going to still hear episodes, discuss it, you're still going to hear episodes that talk about non radiographic, and you're still going to hear episodes that talk about the combination. But I thought it was best to call the show The Axial Spondyloarthritis Podcast, because that is more inclusive, and make sure that all of us feel that you have a voice feel that somebody is talking to you, whether you've been diagnosed with AS, that's the Ankylosing Spondylitis, or with the non radiographic, we now throw it all under the same heading. And I can fit more consistently with the industry as we push forward, because I don't know about all you guys, but in the 30 some odd years that I've been dealing with this disease, the only consistent thing is change, change in how the treatment plans go, change and how I feel change in the medications that come along, changing what the doctors think it's all changed, change for the better, but it's still change. So with that said, this is now The Axial Spondyloarthritis Podcast, everything should still be the same, the new website is up, go to spondypodcast.com, you can sign up for the newsletter there, you can link off to different things, and it's, it's growing, there's gonna be more there as I get going. But all the episodes are there. So I can't thank everybody enough, again, for their support, their encouragement, feedback, assistance with helping me change my thought process on things, and just helping me as a person with this disease continue to grow and continue to help everybody else. Because really, it's pushed beyond just what is Jayson feeling at any given time, I now want to really encompass what everybody else is feeling, and what everybody else is dealing with and how to best overcome it.
So with that said, again, the show is now called The Axial Spondyloarthritis Podcast, there's gonna be a real short episode, because I've got a couple things we're going to have planning for in the future. But I wanted to get this out. I'm really excited to make this change. And again, become much more inclusive for everybody that's dealing with this disease. And again, if you have questions, contact me through the website; spondypodcast.com or you can email me directly at Jayson and that's JAYSON email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I can't wait to hear from everybody. So with that, I hope you all have a wonderful week. I look forward to continuing to grow with all of you and with all your help. And then I couldn't ask for better listeners. The feedback is amazing. And everything we've got going on around here. Everything you I've got going on and see is a direct result of everything that you as the listeners have done for me to continue to bring this out. So thank you. You all have a wonderful, wonderful week and look forward to more exciting things coming from The Axial Spondyloarthritis Podcast.