A.S. Face 0095: Yiannis Siouras

My name is Yiannis Siouras. I have Ankylosing Spondylitis. I am 36 years old and live in Greece, my whole life. At age 22, I was diagnosed with AS.

I have used Remicade and Humira. Currently, I am using Enbrel, with not a lot of relief. It is still difficult to move and I have depression.

These last years have been most painful throughout my spine.


Το όνομά μου είναι Γιάννης Siouras. Έχω αγκυλοποιητική σπονδυλίτιδα. Είμαι 36 ετών και ζουν στην Ελλάδα, ολόκληρη η ζωή μου. Στην ηλικία των 22, θα έχει διαγνωστεί με σύνδρομο Asperger.
Έχω χρησιμοποιήσει το Remicade και Humira. Σήμερα, είμαι χρησιμοποιώντας το Enbrel, δεν με μια μεγάλη ανακούφιση. Είναι ακόμη δύσκολο να κυκλοφορούν και να έχω κατάθλιψη.
Τα τελευταία χρόνια έχουν πιο επώδυνη σε όλη τη σπονδυλική στήλη μου.

6 Responses to “A.S. Face 0095: Yiannis Siouras”

  1. Dear Yiannis,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. I wish you the best.
    Sincerely Cookie

  2. I like your story, Yiannis. You are a strong person.

  3. Thank you Guyla..Thank you Cookie….nice to sharing my story in this blog!

  4. Yiannis, it is almost a year since you posted about your As story. I was browsing this site and found your story. i hope after a year you have found pain relief and a good medication combination to control the pain and slow down your disease. I received my diagnosis at 58 and lost my career as an registered Nurse. I have 4 grown children. Am on Remicade and has helped me alot and take my pain medicene, but not as much as I should.

    I found this quote that you might like,

    I am not what happens to me
    I am what I choose to become Carl Jung

    When something bad happens to you, you have three choices.
    it can either define you,let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen Author unknown

    Sent from Edmond,Oklahoma,USA

    I wish you all the best and a life full of love!!

    • Dear Kay,

      That is amazing on the quotes you shared with Yiannis, those are the same quotes that I have chose to use for Faces of Ankylosing Spondylitis site on the first post I ever posted on this site. Thank you for showing me that I did choose the correct ones to represent us!
      Sincerely cookie

  5. Kay thank you very much for your nice words…This is amazing quotes and the true is that when something bad happens to us first of all we must to have strong soul and we shouldn’t lost our self !

    This site is an idea of Cookie and thank her for it!

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