Jennifer Dibble

 

 

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Hi, I am Jennifer Dibble from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA.

I have had issues with my health starting in my late teens early 20’s. I was diagnosed with AS in the summer of 2012.  Before I was diagnosed it took me a few years to find out what I had. I have had many flare up of Iritis and each flare up damaged my vision. I had a flare up so bad that the doctors thought I may end up blind or even lose my eye all together. To get the right diagnosis I had to travel a few hundred miles. The doctor I saw was great he did so many test and we found that I have the HLA-b27 gene and that my inflammation makers were high and so on.  Through the test on x-rays the doctor was able to see that I have AS. Since then I have educated myself and try to educate others. I love the “well you don’t look sick” reaction. When I say love I mean I can’t stand. My family doesn’t understand it. I don’t understand it. Though I am on disability for other reasons I will not let my health dictate me or how I will live. I will learn new ways to live and keep going.

Michigan, United States of America


One Response to “Jennifer Dibble”

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

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