A.S. Face 1188: Kathy McIsaac

Face 1188O.K here it goes, I’ll try to explain my situation/life/….hmmmm in 1995 I was in a really bad car accident (I only had a 5% chance of surviving) I was in a wheelchair, but I was in physio an learned to walk again with a cane. in 2007 I fell an after my fall my whole body started hurting, I found it difficult to move my neck, as I was walking I noticed my back was really sore (I couldn’t stand straight my, I was like the hunchback of my community) my family noticed that there was something wrong big time with my blood results so I was accepted to go into NSRC (Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Center) in 2008…while I was there they had me do every test impossible except for the M.R.I machine.they took around 12 vials each morning of my blood, anyway I went to the rehab at least 7 times within 5 years (3-4 months each time) so I was a mystery to every doctor, specialist, surgeon anyone whoever ran tests on me (I do not wanna go into great detail about the pain I was experiencing because its to hard to explain). Anyway in January 2012 I went back in the rehab hurting really bad an the day b4 I was released they figured out a way for me to get in the M.R.I machine (silly doctors) lay me on my side with my knees bent, because I couldn’t straighten my knees so I couldn’t lay on my back straight…anyway I had a family meeting the next day (witch I fell asleep during because the doctors had me on every single pain medication known to stop me from hurting) they explained that I have Ankylosing Spondylitis, they apologized for not picking it up right away because they thought that I was just saying I was hurting an it was all in my head. (you see they blamed in on the car accident, witch had nothing to do with the A.S at all) Phew anyway I think I’ll finish my little story there because I could go on an on about my life experiences but I really don’t want to lol…..thanks for letting me get this off my chest though !!!!!!!

Nova Scotia, Canada

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2 Responses to “A.S. Face 1188: Kathy McIsaac”

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

  2. Dear Kathy,

    Thank you so much for sharing your face and your story. I’m glad that your doctors finally realized that your pain was not all in your head.

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