A.S. Face 0583: Laura Cobianchi

I am Laura Cobianchi and am 37 years old.  I currently live in Oklahoma City, Ok.  I have two great kids who at times have a hard time understanding why mom is so tired.  I was officially diagnosed with AS almost a year ago, but have had many symptoms for at least the last 13 years.  My dad had severe AS and was completely fused in his neck.  Sadly he passed away 17 years ago this December.  I’m currently taking Humira and am still skeptical whether or not it is working… My flare ups seem to be more mild but seem more frequent.  I’m not sure what the future holds, but appreciate every morning I can get up and out of bed!!!

Oklahoma United States of America


8 Responses to “A.S. Face 0583: Laura Cobianchi”

  1. Hang in there! We are a family!

  2. Good for you, Laura! Keep getting out of bed and doing what you can do! Your children will come to understand that you cannot help being tired, and will accept the good days. Welcome to our growing group!

    Stephania/Face #445

  3. Agreed. We are a family !! Stephanie #480. Blessing to you….

  4. Dear Laura,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

  5. Hi Laura! I live in Yukon and work in OKC. I too have AS and have been thinking about starting a local support group. I do not personally know anyone else with AS and would love to meet others in the OKC area and talk about treatments, symptoms, struggles, etc. There are several others Faces of A.S. that are from Oklahoma but so far only two others from the OKC area. There are several who say they are from Oklahoma but do not say what part of Oklahoma. Faces 149; 745; 1049; 699; 498; 408; 355; 433; 677; 314; 513; 583; & 1023 are all listed as Oklahomans but only 149 & 583 are from the OKC area. Are you interested in starting a support group with me?

    I don’t have a “A.S. Face” number and I’m not sure why. I sent in my pictures and story last summer but never did see it get posted and do not recall getting an email stating why. I just sent in another story and more pics so we will see if I end up with a A.S. Face number. Although, I am sure Miss Cookie is extremely busy. Bless her heart. What an amazing accomplishment she been keeping up with for the last two years. Way to go Cookie!

    Anyway, back to the original topic. Let me know if you might be interested in starting and Oklahoma A.S. Support group. You can reach me through my Facebook messaging by clicking on my pic.

    Take care!

    • I am so sorry I lost some emails over time in the spam folder, and it never dawned on me I will look for you! and let you know.
      I was sick for almost a year straight while trying to keep up, and well needless to say, didn’t always do a good job, thank you for your kind words. Also on the information board here is the link to Oklahoma. http://thefacesofas.proboards.com/board/1096/oklahoma

    • Did you ever get a group started? I know of at least 8 spread out in OKC suburbs. Me Piedmont, two or three in Edmond 2 in Moore one Midwest city and a few in OKC. Looks like your Yukon. There is also one in elk city. Would be great to talk withotherAS’ers and give support.

  6. Hi, I also live in Oklahoma City. I’ve been in OKC for three years now. I was diagnosed with AS 13 years ago. I’m hoping to connect with others in OKC with AS.

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