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Accepting My Need For A Mobility Aid

June 6, 2021

In this epsode, I reflect on my use of mobility aids. This episode was based upon an article that a guest wrote for ankylosingspondylitis.net. The article was by Steff Di Pardo and a link to the article is here .

Health & Fitness

9 Tips To Help Relieve Pain And Stiffness From nr-axSpA

May 16, 2021

In this episode I look at 9 things you can do to help relieve the pain and stiffness associated with non-radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis. I reviewed the following article for this episode https://www.everydayhealth.com/…

Society & Culture

A Thank You To My Listeners And Guests

May 9, 2021

In this episode I thank the numerous guests who have shared their stories and helped make this podcast last. A huge thank you to you, the listener for coming back each week to listen and send your kind words to me.

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Motherhood and Axial Spondyloarthritis - A Discussion with Ashley Chaffin

May 2, 2021

In this episode I have a great time talking with Ashley Chaffin who is better known on Instagram as Anky.Spanky (instagram.com/anky.spanky). We chat about how she deals with being a mother with a chronic illness.

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Axial Spondyloarthritis And My Body Image

April 25, 2021

In this episode I discuss an article from the Arthritis Foundation ( Body Image ) titled How Axial Spondyloarthritis and Body Image. I relate this to some things I have dealt with and talk about Jes Hojsan (Episode 049) whos…


Fighting Fatigue

April 18, 2021

As I start back to work after moving I have been extremely tired. Much is fatigue that at this time is uncontrolled. I came across this recent article from Lana Buettner (located on axialspondyloarthritis.net) and thought I …

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7 Ways To Adjust To Your Chronic Illness

April 11, 2021

In this episode I discuss 7 ways to adjust your lifestyle to your chronic illness. I also mention that May is AS Awareness Month and you can participate in the Walk Your AS Off event. Items mentioned: Episode Based off this …

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Technology and AS - A Double Edged Sword

March 28, 2021

In this episode I look at a suvey done on ankylosingspondylitis.net about technology. The article is here . Is technology helping or harming? What do you think? Go to www.spondypodcast.com and connect with me. Let me know wh…

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Interview With Lisa Hair - AS Ninja

March 21, 2021

In this episode I chat with Lisa Hair, a Physician Assistant by day and the AS Ninja by night as she prepares to compete on American Ninja Warrior. The show is a challenging and intense show that places contestants in a time…

Guest: Lisa Hair
Medicine Society & Culture

Standing Tall For Women With Axial Spondyloarthritis

March 14, 2021

In this episode, I revisit episode 21 (www.spondypodcast.com/21) that was titled But Women Don't Get AS. This is a review of an article from the Spondylitis Association of America(www.spondylitis.org) and their findings on h…

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10 Tips For Getting Through Your Workday With Axial Spondyloarthritis

March 7, 2021

In this episode I look at 10 tips to help get you through a work day when you have Axial Spondyloarthritis. This is based upon the following Health Central article: http://www.healthcentral.com/slideshow/work-tips-ankylosing…

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Treatment Options for Axial Spondyloarthritis

Feb. 28, 2021

This episode is an expansion of the three part series I did at the end of January to bring more awareness to Axial Spondyloarthritis. In this episode I expand on the treatments that you can discuss with your doctor to assist…

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Monster Under The Bed - Depression and Sex - An Interview With Author JoEllen Notte

Feb. 21, 2021

In this episode I get a change to talk with JoEllen Notte author of The Monster Under The Bed, Sex Depression, and the Conversations We Aren't Having . JoEllen's website is redheadbedhead.com where she writes about all sorts…

Guest: JoEllen Notte

Learning About Canadian Disability - An Interview with Attorney David Brannen

Feb. 14, 2021

In todays episode I discuss how Canadians can approach applying for disability due to Axial Spondyloarthrits or any other numerous types of conditions. David can assist Canadians around the country with their needs. Check ou…

Guest: David Brannen
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Talking Hip Replacements - An Interview with Julie Job

Feb. 7, 2021

In this interview I discuss the thoughts Julie Job had when deciding to get a hip replacement. As a person with AS, any type of joint replacement is a possibility and hearing aht a person went through in deciding to go throu…

Guest: Julie Job
Doctors Medicine

Some Medication and Treatments When You First Are Diagnosed

Jan. 31, 2021

In this 3rd and final installment, I look at some of the basic items regarding medication and treatments that you can start to consider to treat your Axial Spondyloarthritis. Talk to your Dr so that they can discuss the pros…


First Steps In Treating Axial Spondyloarthritis

Jan. 24, 2021

For the 2nd Part of this 3 part series, I discuss some first steps in treating Axial Spondyloarthritis.

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Adjusting To An Axial Spondyloarthritis Diagnosis

Jan. 17, 2021

In this episode I talk about things to consider when you are told you have Axial Spondyloarthritis.

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10 Natural Treatments To Try For Axial Spondyloarthritis

Jan. 10, 2021

This week I discuss 10 natural treatments to try to alleviate pain from Axial Spondyloarthritis based upon an article from Healthline. http://www.healthline.com/health/ankylosing-spondylitis-natural-treatment#traditional-tre…

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Being Chronically Well - An Interview with Callie Hunter

Jan. 3, 2021

In this episode I talk with Callie Hunter, a Chronic Wellness Coach. She works with people on coming to terms with their chronic illness and all the pieces of their lives affected by their illness. In this I talk with Callie…

Guest: Callie Hunter
Health & Fitness Medicine

The Progression of Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis

Dec. 27, 2020

In this episode, I discuss the progression of non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis. This is a continuation of or tie in with last weeks episode where we discussed ankylosing spondylitis. Are these two diseases or one?

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Your Prognosis with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Dec. 20, 2020

In this episode, I try to help newly diagnosed people with Ankylosing Spondylitis understand what their prognosis with the disease may be.

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Pain, Anxiety, and Depression with Axial Spondyloarthritis

Dec. 13, 2020

I look at how pain, depression, and anxiety can make Axial Spondyloarthritis worse. This episode is based upon the article listed below and includes my thoughts and feelings on how I dealt with these issues. https://ankylosi…

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Flares - The Basics

Dec. 6, 2020

In this episode, I look at flares and some things that can be done to help work through a flare.