A.S. Face 1793: Sandra Oliver

Face 1793

Sandra Oliver, Mills River, NC. Diagnosed with AS in 2005, through having constant headaches. I first went to a dentist (which showed no dental issue). Then to an ophthalmologist where I was diagnosed with iritis/uveitis and referred to my rheumatologist. I was an established patient already, having osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. (I wonder now if some of this was not AS related.)
I am a 63 year old, white female, previously a high school library media specialist. I had to retire in 2012 to take care of my health and was unable to meet the demands of my position. AS has significantly changed my life and lifestyle as I knew it. I have developed a second auto-immune disease, Microscopic colitis, as a result of many, many years of NSAIDs. I previously was on Remicade infusions along with methotrexate. This had to be stopped due to several serious secondary infections. I now take Tylenol and occasionally pain medication.

North Carolina, United States of America

 


One Response to “A.S. Face 1793: Sandra Oliver”

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

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