Ginger Waldschmidt

Face 742

My name is Ginger Waldschmidt and I’m 25 years old. I two beautiful twin girls that are three years old. My husband is in the Army and we are currently stationed in North Carolina. . I was diagnosed with AS in June of 2011 but I have suffered from symptoms since I was 11. When I was younger I always complained of back pain and every doctor my parents took me to would say “oh it’s just normal.” My grandfather has AS and I always knew in the back of my mind that I had it.  In 2007, I got iritis and tested positive for the HLA-B 27 gene. They still didn’t do anything. Finally, I found an amazing primary care doctor that sent me to my now rheumatologist who diagnosed me with AS and fibromyalgia. My mobility has changed drastically in the last year and I am still learning to how to accept this new reality. This an ugly disease and there needs to be more awareness.
North Carolina, United States of America

One Response to “Ginger Waldschmidt”

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: