A.S. Face 0780: Sally Medcalf
I have had symptoms since 15 but was diagnosed at 26.
My name is Sally Medcalf
Im a 36 yr old mum with 5 children. I worked on Ambulances until my condition meant I could no longer undertake the physical side of it. It was horrible loosing my dream.
I have lost so much mobility that I risked my life to bring my last two children into the world and it was worth it. I just wish I could play and hold them like other parents do.
The dx of Ankylosing Spondylitis wasnt that much of a surprise as my mother has it also.
I have reduced lung capacity and have learnt to adapt and fight back. I was in a wheelchair but fought back so hard that now I have spent the last 3 years without it. Only needing my walking stick at times.
I would love to wear a bracelet and would do so proudly.