Kylo the Ankylosing Spondylitis monster

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Hi there everybody! My name is Ankylo Spondysaurus and you guessed it, I have Ankylosing Spondylitis. I go by Kylo because it’s so much easier to spell. 😂 My favorite color is blue and Donny (Multiple Sclerosis monster) is my best pal.

I am so stiff and sore most of the time and I’ve tried a lot of things to help my pain. My friend Josh always tells me: “Dude, you should try yoga! ‍🧘 I do yoga and I feel great. It would really help you and you’ll definitely feel tons better, dude.” 🙄 Josh is a Normbert, a normal healthy person. He means well, but doesn’t really understand what I’m going through.

Ankylosing Spondylitis, or AS, is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine, although other joints can become involved. It causes inflammation of the spinal joints that can lead to severe, chronic pain and discomfort. Meaning that basically everything I do hurts. 😫

Exercise is important for Chargimals (or people ) with AS because it helps keep the symptoms under control. I do occasionally go to yoga with Josh for this reason. I just need to rest a lot after I’ve gone to a class. And I’m happy to take a nap anytime. 😴

This sums me up:

Name: Ankylo Spondysaurus

Nickname: Kylo

Represents: Ankylosing Spondylitis

Favorite Color: Blue

Superpower: Gets so stiff he becomes a living statue

Prone to: Constant pain and stiffness, flaring randomly



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