Hi! I am 35 years old and I've had AS for at least 5 years now, yet I really didn't want to face or admit to myself that I will have AS for the rest of my life. Only until I had my beautiful daughter who is 11months now that I realized how important it is for me to take good care of my health so I can be there for her. It was a big wake up call for me to face my AS and learn through research and the help and support of others how to take care of myself in order to stay physically healthy and stable. Joining EmpowHer is my very first step on this journey and I am happy to not go through this on my own but with all of you out there with AS.