Jillian Kennedy

Here’s a little story of my disease and the diagnosis. I started having back and hip pain when I was 14. I can still remember the day it really started! Went to an orthopedic doctor and was pushed off after the tests came back fine. I started having gastrointestinal issues and after being under the care of a gi doctor she referred me to a Rheumatologist to look at the big picture. In my FIRST, appointment I was diagnosed and started on medication. After 2 1/2 years of pain, I was finally diagnosed. It was bittersweet finally getting a diagnosis, I was glad to get one but not a lifelong chronic illness. I’m still learning about this disease and everything that comes with it!

Your fellow AS Warrior,
Jillian Kennedy

South Carolina, United States of America

One Response to “Jillian Kennedy”

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

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