A.S. Face 1070: Heidi McKay
My name is Heidi McKay i’m 39 and I have A.S.
I woke up one morning and couldn’t stay in bed any longer due to back pain. Then they found by X-Ray and blood test that I had A.S. This explained many other things that go on with my body.I feel so sick some days that I thought I was dieing from Cancer. I suffer skin problems , I suffer from Osteoporosis, Vitamin D deficiency ,Vitamin B 12 Deficiency, Raynaud’s phenomenon, fractures in my spine and many other things.I find it very hard to move at night and to sleep.I am so stiff and feel 100 years old. I get so tired that I find it hard to get motivated.I have found stress makes me flare up so I try to stay away from people that stress me out.I have since found out my 21 year old Son has this disease too.He suffers badly already. My Mother went and got a blood test and has the Gene and then I asked my Father to go have the blood test and sure enough he has this too. So on both sides of my family we have A.S.
I will keep trying to live my life to the fullest I love to show my dogs and they keep me motivated and active.
Thanks for taking the time to read my story.