Dayna Bunnell

Face 1254Well.. my name is Dayna Bunnell, I’m 28, in college full time to get my Medical Office and Billing Support degree, and I am also a single mom to two daughters – 7 & almost 2! I was diagnosed with AS a little over a year ago. I have always had pain in my back, and after having my first daughter, I have had a lot of hip pain. Summer of 2011 I went kayaking with a friend and after getting back to our camp site, my hands hurt so bad. I was unable to grasp anything, even a water bottle! After a lot of tests, getting my tonsils removed (doctors were worried I had strep lingering in my body) I was told I have AS. My rheumatologist had me start Enbrel, and it worked great. Unfortunately I had to stop taking it recently because I kept catching every virus my girls brought home from school/daycare. I have a long road ahead of me with this disease.. But it helps to have a support system of people that struggle with the same things!

Washington, United States of America


One Response to “Dayna Bunnell”

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

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