Axial SpA Stories

Gillian stands in a busy market place

I want to make sure no one else with axial SpA has to go through what I did

I want to make sure no one else with axial SpA has to go through what I did

Published November 8th 2021
by Gillian Eames

My diagnosis was fast: everyone should have the same experience

My diagnosis was fast: everyone should have the same experience

Published September 17th 2021
by Hannah Scott
Women in grey running top smiling

I didn’t think I could be the mum I wanted to be, then I was diagnosed.

I didn’t think I could be the mum I wanted to be, then I was diagnosed.

Published June 25th 2021
by Mel Baker Leach (Photography by Jonathan Blackham)

It took me 16 years to find out why I was in constant pain and exhausted

It took me 16 years to find out why I was in constant pain and exhausted

Published June 17th 2021
by Alex Neumann
Talia sits with her guitar

I want to make sure young people with axial SpA get the answers they need, quickly

I want to make sure young people with axial SpA get the answers they need, quickly

Published June 16th 2021
by Talia Dean
Rowan and her three children

The right diagnosis means I can focus on raising my three children

The right diagnosis means I can focus on raising my three children

Published June 15th 2021
by Rowan Lutton

No one recognised axial SpA as a condition that affects women

No one recognised axial SpA as a condition that affects women

Published June 15th 2021
by Poppy Hocken

I’m making up for lost time and living my best life, since getting my diagnosis

I’m making up for lost time and living my best life, since getting my diagnosis

Published June 15th 2021
by Bethany Dawson
Max in grey t-shirt standing next to a lake

I was bedridden as a teenager, but the right diagnosis transformed my life

I was bedridden as a teenager, but the right diagnosis transformed my life

Published June 2nd 2021
by Max Poplawski (Photograph by Jonathan Blackham)

No one thought my chronic pain could be axial SpA (AS)

No one thought my chronic pain could be axial SpA (AS)

Published June 2nd 2021
by Anne Fitzpatrick