Dan Smith

Face 1153NCM_0010I was born in 1969 in Germany. I was adopted at 13 months old.. I was found to have vitamin D rickets at a very young age.. Had many broken legs from the age of 5 to 11 yrs. of age.. Fast track to January 2000 I suffered 3 crushed vertebra.. Ten years in to that they figured out that I have AS..  They think it came on about the time of the injury.. I can not stand up straight and my neck does not turn very much.. I have been on Enbrel now for 3 months, taking it once a week.. It has helped some with the stiffness and the pain. But having it so
long before being found a lot of damage is already done.. I am in a wheelchair most of the time. That is my side of AS.. Thank you again from all of us who have AS..

Washington, United States of America


One Response to “Dan Smith”

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

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