A.S. Face 0199: Marti
I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis in 1998
I started noticing something wasn’t right in 1982. AS has affected both my hips.
They both need to be replaced.
Every time I have been “brave enough” to have the surgery, something has delayed it….
AS is no fun at all.
I have to take meds to help with inflammation I was just pulled off some because they were affecting my liver.
When I have inflammation, It hurts to move. Making plans to do something is hard because one day I will feel just fine the next day I can’t get out of bed.
I’m tired of people thinking it is all in my head.
Until you walk in my shoes or anyone else with AS you will never understand what it’s like.
I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy.
Marti (age 49)