Heather Stewart

Recognizing Caregiver Burnout: We Thank You and Salute You!

Many times we address the needs of those of us with Ankylosing Spondylitis and we fail to acknowledge the people in our lives that act as caregivers and support systems. We all have at least one person – a partner, a parent, or a friend that we turn to when we are in a flare or just in need of assistance. When I looked around myself and other members of the Walk AS One Board and I noticed that many of my fellow board members have partners they can rely on. I have my mother and other family and friends,… Read More »Recognizing Caregiver Burnout: We Thank You and Salute You!

Five Tips for Staying Flare Free Over the Holidays

It’s that time of year, the Holidays. We always end up trying to figure out how to not end up in a flare. So, I asked some of my chronically-ill friends what they do or what best practices they would share with others. Avoid people It seems a little anti-social doesn’t it for such a social time but it is great advice. Try to avoid large crowds. I know we’re already after one of the major shopping days here in the US but you can still get caught up in the crowds. One way to avoid the crowds is to… Read More »Five Tips for Staying Flare Free Over the Holidays