Gloria Makosy

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My name is Gloria Makosy. I’m 46 yo. I was diagnosed 10 years ago but I’ve had back pain since high school. When I was 16 I was diagnosed with spondylolisthesis and assumed that was the cause for all my pain. It wasn’t until I started having Raynauds that I went to see a rheumatologist. She was the doctor who finally discovered I had the gene and put me on sulfasalazine. Well, a couple years later my husband was diagnosed with colorectal cancer so I put all my time and energy into caring for him and stopped meds and dr visits for me. Three years since he’s passed, I’m now in a lot of pain. I have an appointment in a couple weeks but the pain is shooting all over my back and in my hips. My left foot where I had to had a titanium toe joint put in due to arthritis, hurts 24/7. The pain in my back right flank keeps me awake at night and hurts all the time. I’m frustrated and scared. I don’t want to not be able to workout anymore or become disabled. I want to be active with my family.

Maryland, United States of America

One Response to “Gloria Makosy”

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

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