A.S. Face 1385: Todd Hayes

Face 1385

My name is Todd Hayes and I was just diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitus two months ago (2014).  I’m currently 46, but I believe the symptoms started when I was 14 with the onset of meniere’s disease. The doctor started me on Humira 6 weeks ago and it has been a miracle drug for me. Evidently the damage in my hips is too severe that I was just told that I need to have both of them replaced.
Michigan, United States of America

2 Responses to “A.S. Face 1385: Todd Hayes”

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

  2. Hey Todd Hayes , I am Rachel Tew and my face number is 1071. I am sorry you have been diagnosed with this, and I know you are scared. I know you probably reading site after site about it hoping there is a cure somewhere upfront there is not one, but there is treatment ,important to have support from those that understand it as most people without it dont understand, there one on fb Called Standing Strong Together Against Ankylosing Spondylitis and its closed group which means family and friends without a.s dont often understand can actually leave u feeling more depressed then u already do . We have a wonderful support group here , fb one is instant ms talking with several ppl at one time ,I hope u look up my face page hear read my story. i hope u have a wonderful rheumy, as some can be crappy trust me there are i have a good one, but have met so many on here and fb site that have not been so lucky. Feel free to facebook me anytime or email , my email is butterflybody@yahoo.com and fb is Rachel Tew , Moultrie Ga usa send friend request i will add u.

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