A.S. Face 1242: Denise Love

Face 1242My name is Denise Love. I am 45 yrs old. I was born and raised in Union Beach, New Jersey. I was diagnosed with AS in 2002 but have been suffering since 1995.I carry the HLA-B27 gene as does my mother.  I am a mother of 2 sons, ages 17 and 23. I am married for close to 20 years but unfortunately I am in the process of divorce. My husband couldn’t handle all the limitations that AS has brought upon my life. I have been to sooo many doctors, been on so many different medications, been through physical therapy countless times and barely any relief. I honestly don’t remember what it is like to have a full night sleep or wake up and feel rested and not be in pain. Sometimes I feel very alone and keep my pain to myself so I don’t feel judged. I was so happy to find your site on FB. To see I am not alone and actually hear there are so many people that know what I am going through on a daily basis. I am so thankful God has lead me here. 🙂

 New Jersey, United States of America

4 Responses to “A.S. Face 1242: Denise Love”

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

  2. Hang in there and yes, only surround yourself with people who WILL support you. You will thrive ! 38 years of AS here, so I know very well the struggle.

  3. Hi Denise,
    Keep your positive attitude. You are a beautiful woman. I have a good friend suffering from AS. Your ex is a very shallow man! Would love to learn more about you.

  4. Stay positive!😀

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