A.S. Face 0676: Sara

Hello! My name is Sara, was diagnosed with AS 10 years ago this month. I was 15 when I was diagnosed, luckily it didn’t take doctors long.I am the only one (so far) in my family who has shown symptoms of AS. I am also HBLA-27 positive. At times I resent this condition, but at times I am grateful for the lessons it has taught me about people, about life, about myself. My AS goes from remission to full blown flare in a matter of hours. For me the worst has part has been my pregnancy and dealing with 3 horrible, scary flares of Uveitis. Right now, I am in the process of managing my pain and flares with Humira. It is a miracle drug! I was fortunate enough to marry a man who loves me despite all of my troubles and is the best support in the world.

It’s nice to have a support group out there like this. This can be such a lonely disease. Especially when no one has ever heard of it! Take care
Utah United States of America

2 Responses to “A.S. Face 0676: Sara”

  1. Bravo Sara! You are an AS veteran at only 25 years of age, and an AS inspiration and example for all the young people out there (and the rest of us, um…how can I put it, “mature” AS’ers). And I LUV the positive attitude. Your attitude is the way out of the darkness of this disease. I hopes the Humira is keeping the uveitis bottled up way down inside.

    I’m going to give you todays “the best love stories, are AS love stories” award. You two just shine! Thanks for keeping the hope alive…and growing!

  2. Dear Sara,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

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