A.S. Face 0513: Alicia

My name is Alicia and I am a face of Ankylosing Spondylitis.  I am 33 yrs old and have 3 beautiful children.  I was finally diagnosed with AS about a month ago but have been in pain for years!  First i was told i had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when i was in high school, then my hips starting hurting and i was diagnosed with arthritis in my SI joints, then about a year ago my whole back joined in on the pain along with my ribs, and here i am finally with AS.  I am trying to deal with this as best I can but most days are hard.  Finding this website has been a godsend!  It has helped me start my journey on Kicking AS!

Oklahoma United States of America

4 Responses to “A.S. Face 0513: Alicia”

  1. Hi Alicia and welcome if your on Facebook try a group called living with ankylosing spondylitis Dermot here face number 459

  2. “… this website has been a Godsend.” I believe it is too! Love your attitude Alicia. Now, first off, since you got your diagnosis, I’m sure you’re on the road to treatment now, and I’ll guarantee things will be getting better. So no more worry about that-OK. Second off-oh how I miss the atmosphere of a cool bar. The only thing missing is the smoke! Where’s the juke box!

    Thanks for being a face of AS with us.
    Derek (face 0221)

  3. Welcome to the group, Alicia! When I joined, I found this group to be a Godsend as well! There are so many like me, and so much strength! Like you, many here are collectively kicking AS!!!

  4. Dear Alicia,
    Thank you so much for shairng your story with us. This has been a Godsend for me also. We have a group called Faces of Ankylosing Spondylitis on Facebook, please feel free to look us up.
    Sincerely Cookie

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