When you tell someone you have ankylosing spondylitis (AS), do you receive a blank stare back? AS is a misunderstood disease, one that isn’t easily shared or recognized by those unfamiliar to it. But just because it’s fairly unknown doesn’t mean that you’re the only one dealing with it.

That’s why we explored the web, gathering quotes from other AS patients who really get what you’re going through. Read how their condition is affecting them, and click the links to get additional information, suggestions, and resources for how you can better manage life with AS too.