A.S. Face 1399: Tanya Rooney

Face 1399

My name is Tanya Rooney age 39 living in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada.
I started experiencing symptoms at age 17, but wasn’t diagnosed with AS until age 27. I am in need of a new hip due to Osteoarthritis which is apparently due to all the flare ups over the years from the AS. I live as “normal” as I can, but often feel lonely and frustrated by this disease. I’m glad you started all this as I think a lot of people need the support. It’s hard for people in our lives to understand when they don’t have the daily pain.


Alberta, Canada

3 Responses to “A.S. Face 1399: Tanya Rooney”

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

  2. Hi Tanya!!

    Thanks for sharing your story! I can totally relate. Sorry you have to live with AS too!

    Wish you the best!!

  3. dear Tania, do you need hip replacement due to spondylitis or due to osteoarthritis, coz usually osteoarthritis is rare befor age of 40. !! best wishes

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