A.S. Face 1842: Refael Phillips

Face 1842

I was diagnosed with Ankylosing spondylitis in 2000 whilst I was at post-grad med school doing my Ph.D. in psychiatry. In the beginning, it was analgesics that kept me going (not very well) but I was determined to keep going. I had a brilliant rheumy in London (he retired) and most of the time had great docs. Now I’m on biologics, but after neurosurgery in C-spine in 2014, everything is a struggle.  AS took from me the only important parts of my life: my marriage, my job, and my mental health.
Israel, Asia

2 Responses to “A.S. Face 1842: Refael Phillips”

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

  2. Welcome. I’m sorry AS stole so much from you It’s a tough disease for sure
    Elizabeth face 40

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