A.S. Face 0090: Marie McLoud

I am a “face” of AS!

I was diagnosed in 2008, after a car accident in 2006.  I just didn’t feel I was getting better.  After several trips to the chiropractor, it just wasn’t feeling better.  I went to my primary care physician, who sent me for an MRI.  After reviewing my MRI, she asked me to “humor” her and get the HLA-B27 test.  It came back positive.

I take NSAIDS regularly, and am trying to wean myself off of medications.  I have had some success, since I know that too many NSAIDS and other meds will affect the organs.  I am a fighter, and I will succeed.  I fight pain every day, and sometimes it gets very frustrating.

I always feel better when I keep a bit more active, otherwise “rigor mortis” sets in, but I do get tired very easily.  The double-edged sword.

I have always had back problems since the day I was born, and now it is nice to be able to put a name to a “face”.

Marie McLoud, 44

Denver, Colorado, United States of America

3 Responses to “A.S. Face 0090: Marie McLoud”

  1. Dear Marie,
    I agree it is wonderful to be able to put a “name” to a face.
    Thank you so much.
    Sincerely Cookie

  2. Marie and Cookie – thanks for being faces of AS – every story and picture makes a difference in my life and days. It was nice to meet you Marie!

  3. A day to complain. My back is hurting, and I am feeling fragile. I want to cry, so I do. Fighting the fear of what is to come… Will the pain be so unbearable that I won’t be able to cope? Patience is escaping. Breathe deep. Put one foot in front of the other. Brave face. Kick AS-S! ❤

    Marie McLoud said this on November 10, 2011 at 5:17 am

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