A.S. Face 0779: Marie

Face 779My name is Marie. I was diagnosed with MS when I was only 16 years old. I did ok for a while, had a flare up only every couple of years or so. That changed drastically about a year ago when I had a flare up and never fully recovered from it and had many since then. Of course, of the years there were several physicians who said that it was not possible for me to have AS because I’m a female. Others saw the x-rays and blood work and agreed. I’ve never been on any meds besides NSAIDS and some steroids. I’m allergic to narcotics. I gave up my nursing career and currently work a minimum wage job from home. I also suffer from degenerative disc disease, so what helps with my AS pain triggers my DDD pain and the other way. I’m not giving up yet though. I’m about to have a surgery for DDD and once I heal I will hopefully get on some TNF blockers and get better. I’m only 34 years old Wish me luck.

Idaho, United States of America


6 Responses to “A.S. Face 0779: Marie”

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

  2. Ya know Marie, I’m like Face #200 (so long ago LOL). I still like to read FACE’s cause…well…because I get uplifted reading the stories of courage and determination. It brings me up when I’m down. It builds up my faith in the human spirit…every time. I think I’m gonna start callin it FACE’s of “courage”…cause courage is visible on this site every day! I’ll wish you luck…but I sense with your attitude you’re gonna make your luck. Thanks for makin my day!

  3. Stay strong Marie, I’m a firm believer a cure is on the way…

  4. i wish u get well soon

  5. Marie, Your post says you have MS as well as AS, do they affect each other.

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