A.S. Face 0076: Jennafer Ross

A mom. A business owner. A friend.

I am 39 years old and was recently diagnosed (18 months ago), however living with undiagnosed pain for years.  Recently learned that my autoimmune disease could have been the cause for years of pregnancy heart ache.   I refuse to allow a disease to rule my life and am constantly looking for ways to manage my daily aches and pains while keeping up with three kids under the age of 8; running a busy and successful event management company and living life to its fullest.

Philadelphia  United States of America

5 Responses to “A.S. Face 0076: Jennafer Ross”

  1. give AS a face….

  2. Jennafer – someone was able to connect AS to infertility?? I suffered for years … What’s the connection?

  3. Dear Jennafer,
    Thank you for sharing your story with us. I also agree that having things to keep your life full, helps us to live with this disease easier. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Sincerely Cookie

  4. I have been suffering for several years and have alot of pain ,but still work to provide for my family and have had to cut my hours down to part -time due to As.TNFs’don’t seem to help me and i am on a strong medicted patch .I am46 now and fear there won’t be any relief for me but I can’t afford to apply for disability and be out of work for one to two years.I don’t want to depress you but am tired of pain and thank God for my wonderful wife.Any suggestions would be great.I just keep on trying to keep on keeping on.

  5. Hi Jennafer,
    I am glad that you are coping,but I wanted to refer to the comment above this left by Daren.Please contact me on Facebook,I am in the same identical predicament as you,My name is Paul Bourque I live in Mississauga Ontario.Or maybe we can I inlist the help of Cookie to link us.I might be able to go through your problems with you,I have the exact same situation.You can also try the ASAP. Facebook page (Ankylosing Spondylitis Awareness Project).I am a member,and look in everyday.
    Once again,thank you Jennafer,I am so glad to hear your story

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