A.S. Face 1831: Christina Rehkop

My name is Christina Rehkop and I am now 40. I spent most of my life ill with all kinds of pain and deformities with no explanation. Growing up they knew my back was humping doctor said I had scoliosis nothing was done…no brace … guess we were too busy fighting the kidney infections. It’d be crazy to attempt to list all the medical conditions and illnesses I’ve had over the years needless to say if it’s out there I can catch it… or if it can break it will. No one could figure out what was wrong with me when I got older Andrews able to drag my own care …for years I was shipped  From Doctor to doctor numerous surgeries because no one knew it was inflammation… to pacify me a doctor one day tested for HLA B27 then he wanted another one he called me on the phone and said after all these years we know what it is then he told me I’d be lucky to live to 50 and that I would need a full spinal reconstruction before I was 40 that part he was definitely correct about. I have never been treated with anything other than surgeries and life has been slightly hopeless.

Missouri, United States of America

2 Responses to “A.S. Face 1831: Christina Rehkop”

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

    • Your very welcome! I truly appreciate all the support it is very nice to know I’m not the only one out there thank you so very much!!

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