A.S. Face 0580: Jennifer Aiello

My name is Jennifer Aiello. I live in Maryville Tennessee. I was diagnosed with AS in April 2012. Today I am 47 years old and was in pain beginning in my teenage years. With many doctors and many missed diagnosed theories, it was a case of iritis that set the wheels in motion to do other test. Finally a rheumatologist listen to me and took necessary steps to treat me. I have been on sulfasalazine and humira since April 2012 and on May 14th, I woke up for the first time pain free! I continue to stretch and stay active. But can’t help feeling deprived of many things for many years due to pain. Live on, starting now!
Jennifer Aiello
Tennessee United States of America

Spondylitis Plus Winter 2012


5 Responses to “A.S. Face 0580: Jennifer Aiello”

  1. Happy Birthday! I am 47 on monday. Just found out this year I am A.S. I have asked atleast 8yrs to be tested as it is hereditary in my family. Hang in there. Pain sucks. Use alternative medicine. Dr william Kellas at centers for advanced medicine in encinitas ca.

  2. Jennifer, thank you for the encouraging words. You feel good on Humira? I could not take the Sulfa. But the doctor would like me to take the Humira. I am hypersensitive to drugs, so I haven’t gone ahead with it as of yet…..

  3. “live on, starting now!!” I don’t need to say anything more. Thanks for another “how to live with AS” tidbit Jennifer.

  4. Dear Jennifer,
    Thank you for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

  5. Who is your doctor Jennifer?

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