Joanne Mac Neal

My name is Joanne Mac Neal.  I was misdiagnosed for years before I finally found out I had ankylosing spondylitis.  The low point was when I could not throw a baseball with my son when he was younger.  After trying every drug known to treat it with no success I found Enbrel and was doing well on that until recently.  I am now getting Remicade infusions to help with the chronic flares of iritis/uvietis.  I was able to dance with my son at his wedding on New Year’s Eve and have been enjoying the last 9 years with my husband.  I changed careers and am now a CNA at a local nursing facilities taking care of those who can’t do for themselves.  I have AS…AS does not have me.

New York United States of America


One Response to “Joanne Mac Neal”

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

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