Hi my name is Christine Dennison im from Kirkland Lake Ontario Canada …. And i was Diagnosed with AS when i was 20 and am now 27…. But i dealt with the symptoms for about 5 yrs before anything came of it!! It’s a struggle everyday but i keep to the positives cause i believe your mind has a lot to do with how your body feels, i try to maintain the active lifestyle ive always lived, i find it helps with the stiffness also!! Before i joined this group i honestly didn’t realize how many people are suffering from this Debilitating,painful Disease!!!!