A.S. Face 0821: Richie Morris

Face 821Richie morris My name is Richie Morris and I was diagnosed with A.s. in 2006. After seeing every type of back specialist in the area, I went to my regular doctor, weirdly enough as a last ditch effort, and he completed a blood test. I tested positive with the gene HLAB27, A.S.
I was very active, and an outdoor enthusiast, snowboarding, snowmobiling, Atv’ING fishing hunting etc. I still have issues, realizing it hurts too much, and that I can’t do it. My life revolves around 2 sons, 17 and 11, and my lovely wife. I still force myself to go to work everyday, and have a wonderful career in a Yamaha Superstore. I started on Enbrel, then moved over to humira. Affording the meds is very hard, but I make it happen. I just want off this rollercoaster.

Idaho, United States of America

3 Responses to “A.S. Face 0821: Richie Morris”

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

  2. I was much the same way Richie…very active. But ya know…the way I figure it…I did more skiing, biking, hiking before AS than most people will ever do in their lives. Now I do nature from the seat of my Ford Explorer…and you know what? I’ve found the best “pysical therapy” is boppin around the back roads. I had a physical therapist ask me once…knida in fruatration, “well what does make it feel better?” And I said, ” drivin around up in the hills…the gentle rockin back and forth on a rough road at slow speeds…. I luvs it. AS doesn’t mean we can’t find those “special places” anymore.

  3. Just keep hanging in there, HOPE and HELP is on the way…

    Jackie #741

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