A.S. Face 1307: Evelyn de Vos

Face 1307

Thanks for all the posts regarding to AS. I’m still a “new” kid on the block. Been suffering for 10 years with lots of pain and 4 back surgery’s. Only been diagnosed with AS 6 months ago.


Never heard of AS before, and sometimes trying to explain to other people what I go trough every day seems to be more of a hassle than to live with AS.


I’ve got a loving husband and don’t know what my life would have been with out his support and love for me!


My biggest wish is to be pain free so that I can have lots of play time with my grandchildren. My second grandchild will arrive by the end of the year and Emma is turning 3.


I always feel like the odd one out, because of the pain.

Age. 42
Western Cape
South Africa, Africa

2 Responses to “A.S. Face 1307: Evelyn de Vos”

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

  2. I know exactly how you feel, didn’t have any surgeries, but I started having back and leg pain when I was 23. I’ve only been diagnosed with AS since the beginning of 2012. I am 42 now. Hang and keep strong, I know it’s hard at times, and sometimes it is good to give into it. As long as you don’t stay that way for long. I’m up and down all the time, sometimes down more than up. Lately I’m doing pretty good, have been able to keep myself going and busy. Just not the past 3 days. Too much rain. Take care, and know there are plenty of us to support each other. 🙂

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