A.S. Face 0517: Chrissa Sansbury
My name is Chrissa Sansbury. I am 39 years old and I was diagnosed with end stage AS three years ago. Apparently I’ve been battling the disease as a teenager but my symptoms went unnoticed until the pain was too much to tolerate. My spine is fused all the way to my cervical vertebrae. I have limited use of my neck and my diaphragm only expands 1 cm, as opposed to a healthy persons 3 cm. The constant pain is difficult but I will not let it consume my life. I continue my job as a neonatal nurse and I try to live as close to normally as possible. I have AS but AS does not have me!
South Carolina United States of America