A.S. Face 0725: Kate Flore

Face 725My name is Kate Flore, I live in Huntington, New York and I am 47 years old. I was diagnosed with AS late last year when I had a very painful flare up after having a hysterectomy in October. Initially I attributed my discomfort to post-surgical pain and hormonal changes. In mid-November, my pain had become much worse and I started having shortness of breath. I finally went to my doctor. I was referred on to a rheumatologist who diagnosed me with AS. I am positive for the gene mutation HLA-B27 and changes to my spine and sacroiliac joint were noted on my x-rays. Since my initial diagnosis, the flare up ended and I am currently only taking naproxen sodium to control my pain. I have daily pain in my shoulders and sporadic pain in other joints in my body including hips, knees and sternum.

New York, United States of America

2 Responses to “A.S. Face 0725: Kate Flore”

  1. Dear Kate,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

  2. Kate, thank you for sharing.

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