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