I’m a 31-year-old female with AS. I was diagnosed in march of 2012. This was only after years and years of going to the ER, Chiro, Physiotherepy, quartizone injections, and being fed copious amounts of pain killers…Being told that im experiencing “BACK PAIN”…. It’s the craziest thing, I mean the simplest tasks brought me to my knees. Who would have thought that brushing your teeth, doing dishes, putting on socks could be so painful. The disease has been ravaging my spine for years, Only recently it has started to do a number on my feet. I’m still early in my diagnosis and awaiting a call from a rheumatologist. My name is Angela, I have AS, that is my story.