Holly Roberts

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My name Holly Roberts, I Iive in Norfolk Virginia.

I am a proud 31 year old single mother of an 11 year old boy. I was just recently in may of 2013 diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. I have been battling swollen and very painful hands and feet since march of this year. My rheumatologist did blood work and X-rays both came back with positive signs of AS. She then prescribed me antibiotics, prednisone and sulfasalazine all of which work for about a week and the swelling comes right back. I have good days and bad, some days I can’t even hold a pen and as a surgical coordinator for a ophthalmologist I need my hands to work. I just want my life back at least to be able to run and play catch with my son maybe even throw on a pair of heels once and a while. I will not let this disease attack me anymore I am a fighter and with the support of my family, friends, and people who also have this disease I think we will all make it past this. I am still doing a lot of research on AS and information sent my way is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for forming this site and I look forward to hearing from some of you soon.
Virginia United States of America

One Response to “Holly Roberts”

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

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