A.S. Face 0842: Heyward Fisher
My story is typical. I was about 13 when I first started having pain. It would come and go but one day when I was 22 I was working at Albertsons in their garden tent lifting a back of sod when this pain hit like a ton of bricks. I hit the ground screaming. My then girlfriend, later would become my wife, got me to go see my primary doc for some more tests. Now I was putting up a fight on that because from 13 to 22 I had gone through at least four docs and a bunch of xrays, MRIs and CT scan, and been drained of blood on several occasions, so I really didn’t want to go through it again but I went. With one small xray and one vial of blood my new primary diagnosed me with AS. That started my journey. Now I live day to day. Some days feeling ok but others not even able to move because of the pain. Ive been told by all my rheumatologists that my case of AS will probably not end well but no matter what I wont give up.
Arizona, United States of America