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A podcast for people with Ankylosing Spondylitis
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A podcast for people with Ankylosing Spondylitis




Episode 015: Iritis - Oh, my eye!

In this episode I discuss my experience with -iritis. If you have Ankylosing Spondylitis, changes are you will get -iritis at some point. Here is my thoughts on -iritis.


Episode 014: Sacroiliac Joint Pain - A real pain in the behind

In this episode, I take a basic look at Sacroiliac Joint Pain. In my last xray of these joints, I was totally fused. This fusing of the SI Joints affects everyone with AS at one point.


Episode 013: 10 Things Not To Say To Someone With Ankylosing Spondylitis

In this episode, I review an article titled 10 Things Not To Say To Someone With AS. I applied my experiences to this article and I encourage you to do the same. Mentioned in the show:


Episode 012: To biologic or not to biologic - My thoughts on Biologics

In this episode, I look at some basics of biologics like Enbrel, Humira, Cosentyx and my experience with those items. There are numerous biologics available to patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis and the correct one for you may take some time to find as you try different options and your rheumatologist tracks your health. Below are some links to articles that discuss biologics in very basic...


Episode 011: My AS Fusion Journey - A short discussion

In this short episode, I discuss my fusion journey and some of the things I encountered as well as some of the things I do now to fight off fusion. I reference the following two articles in this episode: If you are looking for great vitamins, or CBD oil I would ask that you consider purchasing from my webpage. It doesn't...


Episode 010: My Disability Journey

In this episode, I cover some of the basics of my process to get on SSDI. My case was unique compared to many, so please do your research if you are applying for SSDI. My information is in no way legal advice, so please consult an attorney for any specific questions you may have. The place to start is the Social Security Website. Here is a listing of what you need to apply for disability ( There are also some good sites that provide...


Episode 009: 11 Tips for Living with Chronic Pain

In this 9episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast, I go over 11 tips that can help to live with chronic pain. This article ( from WebMD discusses the 11 items. Here is a starting point for meditation if interested. This YouTube video ( can give you a spot to start, but you can also do your own search to find a course you like. If you are looking to eat better/loose weight,...


Episode 008: Susan Bratton - Lets talk about sex... Intimacy and romance

Lets talk about sex, intimacy, and being with your partner. In this episode I speak with Susan Bratton. Susan Bratton is considered the Dear Abby of Sex. She's a problem solver for sexual situations. And she extolls wisdom that comes from helping sexual seekers with reality-based, 21st century solutions. She writes books, publishes online sexual home study programs, does TV appearances, speaks from stages, has an AMAZING (and sexy!) YouTube channel and Instagram feed and the energy to...


Episode 007: Gina Ryan - Dealing with Anxiety

In this episode, I chat with Gina Ryan ( Gina assists people in an online group sessions or one to one sessions to deal with anxiety. Gina’s podcast (podcast episode index) can provide you with a wealth of information to assist you and provide you with some insight into how Gina can assist you. You can interact/connect with Gina via her website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn. You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Google Play,...


Episode 006: My Name is AS and 4 Reasons to Start Treating your AS

In this episode, I read an item I found on Instagram. It was shared from the page Kylie’s Race to beat Ankylosing Spondylitis page ( and is called My Name is AS. Please head on over and give her page a like to follow her journey. I then review an article from the website Healthline titled “4 Reasons to Start Treating Your AS Now” by Annette McDermott (


Episode 005: Ricky White - Author and AS Warrior

In this episode, I interview Ricky White, author and current President of Walk AS One. Ricky ( was diagnosed in 2010 with Ankylosing Spondylitis and it would lead him on a whole new journey. He was a nurse at the time and AS left him at times unable to easily perform the physical side of nursing. Through the years, Ricky transformed to a stay-at-home dad while his wife went to work when they moved to the United States. He was doing a blog ( that was...


Episode 004: 29 Things About AS You Should Understand.

In this episode, I review an article by Elaine E. Rushnell titled 29 Things Only Someone with Ankylosing Spondylitis Would Understand. You can access the article on and here is a direct link ( If you have done one of the commercial DNA tests, let me know, I would be curious to hear about results.


Episode 003: An Interview with Vinnie Tortorich

In this episode I talk with Vinnie Tortorich, author of Fitness Confidential ( Vinnie started as a trainer and along with books, he has a high quality vitamin store and a coffee club all accessible from his website ( In 2019, Vinnie will be releasing FAT a documentary. Keep an eye out for this, I think it will be of great interest to everyone. You can also access his podcast from his website or directly on iTunes.


Ideas for the upcoming shows

In this episode, I continue to discuss what I want to do with this show.


The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast - Introduction

This is the first episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. It is just a short overview of what is to come.