A.S. Face 1822: Nick Samsel

Face 1822

My name is Nick Samsel. I was diagnosed with AS due to iritis back in November 2016. Actually Thanksgiving week. I missed Thanksgiving with my family because I was told I had pink eye and should be quarantined. I’ve suffered from back pain from my early 20’s to this day. I just always thought it was from something I had done or car wrecks I’ve been part of. It was hard for me to accept it because prior to my diagnosis I had made a life change. I was on a diet of chicken rice and veggies and running 3-4 miles a day. The iritis kept me in my bedroom for a week. When it cleared up I’ve not been as dedicated as before. Tomorrow I’m going back to it. I have an 8 year old daughter and want to be able to remain active for her.


2 Responses to “A.S. Face 1822: Nick Samsel”

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

  2. Welcome to our support group. You will find the group to be invaluable for you as sufferer of AS.

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