Faith Richardson


I was diagnosed With AS in 2005, although I have had the pain much longer. I  have been receiving remicade for approximately 8 years and continue to work full time providing Occupational Therapy in a nursing home. Some days are harder than others and some of my patients move better and faster than me.  My employer works with me arranging my schedule so I can make all my doctor appointments.

I am also blessed with a partner  that understands and looks out for me ( usually better than I do myself).  She is my biggest supporter and cheerleader.
My mom was also diagnosed with AS,  but when she changed rheumys they took her diagnosis away.
I have other health issues besides the AS,  but I am still blessed as I can still work and enjoy my family.
I live by the beliefs that everything happens for a reason,  ( it makes me a better therapist as I can relate to my patients),  and there is always someone worse off than me.
My name is Faith Richardson,   I am 57 years old,  and live in Texas.
Texas, United States of America

One Response to “Faith Richardson”

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

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