A.S. Face 0932: Dale

Face 932

Hello, my name is Dale, I’m 55 yrs old and was diagnosed with severe AS in 1976/77, I had many problems with my neck and back beginning around age 12, the doc said it was growing pains. The eventual diagnosis was a hard pill to swallow for a strong young man at age 18, it’s impossible to describe my feelings about how devastating this disease can be both physically and mentally, I believe you have to experience it – to know…
The new biological drugs didn’t come soon enough, my spine is completely fused, I also have the usual problems with my shoulders and hips as well as a 20 year battle with iritis –
All I can say is don’t abandon your dreams, if you give them up – it’s over…
Maine, United States of America

3 Responses to “A.S. Face 0932: Dale”

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

  2. I sense a tremendous strength in you Dale…or is that just plain stubbornness not to give in.

  3. I am sorry about the fusing. Any better with that. You are in my heart and prayers.

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