A.S. Face 1335: Lucy Camacho

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Hello my name is Lucy Camacho.
Was diagnosed with AS in March 2014, have had some rough times but am trying my best to move forward.
When I was recently diagnosed thought that my life would end, kept thinking of all possible ways this condition and medications would affect me and my family (Husband, 3 children (ages 11, 6 and 3) and Rocko (dog). However, having AS has made me see life in a different way, I now stop and smell the roses, this condition has made me realize that I need to slow down can no longer have a fast paced life style. I have learned to appreciate the present and no longer focus on tomorrow. I have a hate/love relationship with AS; hate the flare ups, aches, stiffness, injections but love the fact that this condition has given me a boost to be stronger, and am motivated more than ever to become active when possible, have walked several 5K’s, joined a gym (determined to walk, work out whenever possible), will grab a hold of AS, AS will not grab a hold of me.
Praying for a cure to be found sooner than later and for the well being of all fellow ASers.

Illinois, United States of America


4 Responses to “A.S. Face 1335: Lucy Camacho”

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

  2. Hello Lucy: Your story is beautiful. Well stated! I, too, hope for a cure for AS and continue to pray for the well-being of our fellow AS sufferers!
    Stephania Ford, #445

  3. Exercising to the best of your ability is key. To counter rib fusion, breathing in and out upon exertion is a big help. Stretching and back exercises also help. I have been diagnosed since 1977. Would love for a cure to be found.

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