My name is Jacqueline Hills from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I was dx’d with AS approximately 1 1/2 years ago. I, too have gone through many dark places with this dx.
When I was dx, I was as dx’d with fibromyalgia, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. What an attack on my immune system, right?
There are days when I feel like I can’t hang in there… Then I focus on my only child, she’s only 14 years old. I pray daily that God would give me the strength to endure. The pain is so great and the medication only makes me sleep, then I awake in the same horrific pain.
To top all this off, I stay in the hospital more than I care to mention. My daughter is always at my side. I truly thank God for her.
THANKS for allowing me to share on this site. It really helps to have an outlet.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America