Life With Ankylosing Spondylitis

If you were diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, you probably ask yourself how you should live now, as I did ten years ago. Of course, with this news,  good and bad coming. I know how that sound, what can be good in Ankylosing Spondylitis, and the answer is discipline. 

Let me introduce myself in few words. My name is Madalin Milea, I’m working as WordPress Developer (freelancer), and I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis ten years ago in 2008. You can find more details about me on the About page and if you want to know more about what I do, click here.

I wrote this post because I want to let you know some details about what kind of information you’ll find here and why I have created this kind of blog.


In this blog, you’ll find more details about the disease and my struggles. I will try to add at least two training sessions that I do weekly, with some explanations so you can see exactly which part of the body will work.

As well, I will write about my diet, medicine, medical tests, what reverse AS meaning and so far. I will try to cover everything I know about AS.


It was not an easy decision before I started this blog and wrote down about my personal life. This topic was a confidential one for me, and I didn’t want to talk about it.

All this time, I made many mistakes, and I was indolent regarding my health, so I hope I can help others to not make the same mistakes as me and assess the time better.

I remember one time, a doctor told me “AS is not a disease that kills you, but one you die with” and he was right, almost. Depending on what life means to you, and I will stop here about this topic for now. I will write more in upcoming posts.

Another reason for doing that is because I want to see my evolution for years. I finally decide to take more care of me, and in that way, I can see if I will be able to improve my posture and my life through the experiments I will make.

The last cause but not the least, I want you to watch at how someone with this disease can do these exercises and if you have Ankylosing Spondylitis, you know what I mean. I had the habit to watch online video to see what exercise I should do for my problem and many times I end up by being frustrated because I was never capable of executing the exercise as they do. I hope you’ll understand faster than me, that, is more important to do your best, instead of perfect and to have a progressive evolution.


I want to say that, I’m not a doctor, but I saw at least 15 until I found the right one for me. I’m not a trainer, but I saw few, and I stop at one that’s perfect for me, and this is why I would like to thank her for everything she does for me.

In case that you have some suggestion for me, or you want to see something related to AS on the blog, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

P.S. If you are from Bucharest, and you need a personal trainer or a good kinesiotherapist, I strongly recommend Dana Badea.

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