A.S. Face 2013: Stacy

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My name is Stacy and I am 38 years old. I am a CA native born in Bellflower California a Los Angeles suburb. I currently live in Orange County with my family for the past 12 years. I have 3 kids, 10, 6 and 5. I was misdiagnosed for years in my early 20’s as having seronegative rheumatoid arthritis. The medication never worked fully and symptoms were never debilitating until I had my 3rd child. I had new insurance by this time so I went to a new rheumatology dr. It was then they gave me the news my inflammatory levels were sky high and I had tested positive for HLAB-27. I had no idea what this was or what it meant. The dr started me on different medicine right away, but it wasn’t working. I was losing mobility in my legs quickly. The Dr decided to start me on remicade right away. I was scared, hesitant, but needed something serious to get my life back. I have 3 kids I had to get moving again, there was no “no” accepted. It worked! I did have to go through several insurance woes dealing with approvals and costs. I have learned with this disease that even Dr’s don’t know everything. You have to listen to your own body and expect nothing but the best for yourself.

California, United States of America

One Response to “A.S. Face 2013: Stacy”

  1. Dear Stacy,
    Thank you so much for being a part of my vision.
    Sincerely Cookie

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