A.S. Face 0906: Debby

Face 906

Hey now!  I’m Debby.  I have a son and a grandaughter and AS.  I’m 53 and have had  3 back surgeries.  A few years ago, my hip actually hurt more than my back, but being stubborn, I just clinched my jaw, cracked 3 teeth and went on .  Then my 33 year old son started having hip & back pain.  He was diagnosed w/ AS and started embrel.  I decided to get tested for the genetic marker-guess what-I have it.  My right hip has already fused and cramps my style in a major way.  I used to walk 5 miles a day-I’m down to 2 now.  I love to garden and enjoy the outdoors, not so much anymore.  I miss my old body, my old life, painfree days no longer exist for me.  Persevere & endure-I’m going down fighting!!!
North Carolina, United States of America

2 Responses to “A.S. Face 0906: Debby”

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

  2. you are in good company Debby! thanks for sharing and hang tough!!!

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