2019 Podcasts

Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 030
Finding Support and Talking About Ankylosing Spondylitis

Hello, and welcome to The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I can't believe this is the final episode of 2019. So as I wrap up 2019 and look towards 2020, it's just been a fantastic run this year. This is the 30th episode of the show and I wanted to do something a little bit different for this episode.

December 29th, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 029
Pet Peeves Heard About Ankylosing Spondylitis

Hello, and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. It's going to sound like a broken record, but I just can't thank all of you listeners enough. It's been incredible the numbers that I keep seeing on the show, we've now been downloaded in 58 different countries.

December 22nd, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 028
5 Things I'm Tired of Hearing About Ankylosing Spondylitis

Hello, and welcome to The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. Can you believe that this is almost the end of 2019? Man this year has just flown by. It's been a really, really interesting year for me from the great highs with this show, the great numbers that have come in and the positive feedback...

December 15th, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 027
Matt Burgess - Freedom Fidos

Welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I'm very honored today to have Matt Burgess on. Matt is the founder and president of Freedom Fidos, which is a service dog training organization out of Columbus, Georgia. Matt's focus with these dogs is to provide them...

December 11th, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 026
Finding A Good Rheumatologist

Hello, and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. Again, the show continues to grow by leaps and bounds and we've now been listened to in 54 different countries. I bring that up and tell you all just to share it with you and let you know that this community of us,...

December 8th, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 024
9 Complications of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Hello and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I decided in this episode I was going to kind of revisit some of the areas that we had already touched upon and some issues I've been having with my right eye brought this upon.

November 24th, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 023
Diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, Now What?

Hello, and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. This is going to be the 23rd episode already. This is fantastic. In this episode I'm going to talk about, you've been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. Now what? First I want to recognize that it's just been...

November 17th, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 022
Grieving For My Old Life

Hello and welcome to this episode of the Ankylosing Spondylitis podcast. It's really great to have you all back for another episode. This is going to be an interesting one; it's going to get a little deep, maybe a little heavy. First I want to start it off with an email that I received. This person...

November 10th, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 021
But Women Don't Get AS

First I want to take a minute to talk about the show itself. I cannot thank everybody enough for making October just an amazing month for the show. The download numbers were through the roof and the feedback I got on the episodes was fantastic. So I really appreciate that and we...

November 3rd, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 020
Having a service dog, an interview with Riley Cook

In this episode, I speak with Riley Cook about her Ankylosing Spondylitis and her service dog Gatsby and the various ways he helps her on a day to day basis.. Riley has been dealing with AS for about 10 years. A few years ago she decided she needed a service dog and took on the task of...

October 27th, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 019
A Short History of Ankylosing Spondylitis

In this episode, I present a brief history of Ankylosing Spondylitis. But first, the Question of the Week; on one of the Facebook Forums, I saw a question related to leg neuropathy from hip surgery. Getting leg neuropathy from a hip replacement is a known...

October 20th, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 017
6 Ways I Try to Cope With Depression

In this episode, I cover six things that I do or have done to help combat depression partially related to Ankylosing Spondylitis. First I do a Question of the Week. A question listed online asked if stress could trigger a flair. I...

October 6th, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 016
16 Myths About Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment

In this episode I review and article from drugs.com that discusses The Top 16 Myths About Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment (https://www.drugs.com/slideshow/ankylosing-spondylitis-treatment-1065). I tackle each myth and apply how I am affected or if I think it is Fact or Myth.

September 24th, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
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.

September 18th, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
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...

August 17th, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
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: https://www.healthline.com/health/progression-of-ankylosing-spondylitis#who-is-affected? https://www.healthline.com/health/ankylosing-spondylitis-men-and-women#1

August 16th, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
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.

July 25th, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 009
11 Tips for Living with Chronic Pain

In this 9thepisode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast, I go over 11 tips that can help to live with chronic pain. This article (https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/11-tips-for-living-with-chronic-pain#2) from WebMD discusses the 11 items.

July 21st, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 007
Gina Ryan - Dealing with Anxiety

In this episode, I chat with Gina Ryan (theanxietycoachespodcast.com). 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...

February 18th, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 006
My Name is AS and 4 Reasons to Start Treating your AS

Hello, and welcome to this week's episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. Today is going to be kind of a unique episode. I'm going to do a couple of things, but they are tied together. First and foremost, I'm going to read an item that I found online called, "Hello, my name is Ankylosing...

January 21st, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 005
Ricky White - Author and AS Warrior

In this episode, I interview Ricky White, author and current President of Walk AS One. Ricky (www.rickywhite.net) 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...

January 12th, 2019
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 004
Things About AS You Should Understand

I wanted to let you know what this new episode up front I screwed up a little bit and I used the wrong microphone to record it. So when you hear this it's going to sound a little distant because I was using a microphone a little bit farther from me than my normal microphone. So I do...

January 5th, 2019

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