A.S. Face 1484: Trisha

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Hi, my name is Trisha Im 49, and I have been diagnosed with AS nearly a year ago now.   I am from Sheffield,  England but Ive lived in France with my husband and 3 children for 27 years. I first started with lower back pain in my 20’s. Often thought it was following childbirth, or following a car accident, or my work as a nurse…followed by my GP, had physio..for sciatic pain…over the years, I have also been treated for depression, feeling guilty towards my family lacking energy and continually having pain. I think people may have seen me as a hypocondriac.  I also have a discal hernia, bone spurs and sacrolisation, along with the sacroiliitis.  I had my MRI last year as I kept having pain behind my knee, which kept giving way, and also in my feet and had a few falls. I had mixed feelings following diagnosis, releived to have a name for my symptoms, but also shocked my first thought being my children.  Im learning to be positive and live my illness in the best possible way , walking  my dog having physio and aqua gym at the local thermal baths.
France, Europe

2 Responses to “A.S. Face 1484: Trisha”

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

  2. welcome trisha

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