A.S. Face 1148: Ammar Naeem

Face 1148

Hi, Im Ammar Naeem from Pakistan. I am 24, my disease began when i was 8 but it wasnt diagnosed till i was 14 after my brother was diagnosed. When the disease began my both hip joints hurt so much that I was bed ridden for 3 weeks. I still remember the extreme pain I felt when I tried to sleep at night and cried myself to sleep from exhaustion.

At the age of 9,one day during a severe flare-up i was trying to walk to my parents bedroom to watch tv (had to skip school that whole month), and my left hip was stiff and even if i tried to move it an inch it hurt like hell. at that time i made a promise to never stop no matter what. for 15 years i have never let my AS be my weakness and never stopped from trying to get what i want.

About three years ago my doc started me on enbrel, since then its like i have gained a new life, my spinal and hip fusion has been progressing a snail speed compared to before.

I have recently completed my MBA and hopefully one day will do my doctorate as well. I have met atleast 2 other AS patients and I found that they too havent made AS their weakness and live life to fullest.

It has been hard on my family if not physically than emotionally. i dont think i would have made it this far if it wasnt for my MOM, Dad and my best friends Ahmed, Zeeshan, and Abdullah. Thank you so much for everything.

Pakistan, Asia


3 Responses to “A.S. Face 1148: Ammar Naeem”

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

  2. Excellent Ammar…an MBA…not bad, not bad at all! Always good to hear, and for others to hear….treatment success.

  3. send me your contact number or email we are running an NGO for the awareness of AS in Pakistan as well as. https://www.facebook.com/groups/aasp99/

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