A.S. Face 0994: Kathryn Comartin

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My name is Kathryn Comartin and I was diagnosed with AS 4 months ago. I am currently on Humira and have my good days and bad. I started out with a pain in my left hip so my doctor sent me for a ton of tests including a colonoscopy, go figure. For the last 2 years I have gone for x-rays, MRI’s, bone scans, cortisone injections, blood tests with still no definite diagnosis. After spending a night of excruciating pain in the hospital, my rheumy finally decided to put me on Humira which has been a life saver and diagnosed me with AS. I still get pain but not as severely and I’m starting to live my life again. I also have another autoimmune condition called alopecia, so every hair on my body fell out when I was 18. I have an extremely supportive family and my husband keeps me going.

Alberta, Canada

5 Responses to “A.S. Face 0994: Kathryn Comartin”

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

  2. So happy the Humira is working for you Kathryn. The immune system sucks. I can tell I’m “coming down with a cold” cause my body really flares…and then when I get the cold….I feel better than I have in years! LOL. I think the immune system kicks into over drive while coming down with it…and then when I’m sick…it’s suppressed. I don’t know…still working on that theory! LOL.

  3. Hi Catherine, i invite you to join the Canadian Spondylitis Association via Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/6562917242/
    Manon Roberge
    Canadian Spondylitis Association – Québec director

  4. H Kathryn. I too have alopecia universalis-my story is Face #904. Would love to touch base via email or Facebook. We walk some of the same paths. 🙂

    • Hi Lisa,

      My email is kathryn257@hotmail. It would be great to talk to someone else with similar issues. Thank you for contacting me 🙂


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