John Johnson

My name is John I was Diagnosed with AS in August of this year. I am 44 now and been living with this disease for 16 years. Back in late 2003 I was in so much pain that I could not walk for over 3 months I had filed for BK and left my job after 17 years under tons of stress. I would go to my local County Hospital thinking that I might have cancer all the test came back normal. I must have been in the ER at least 7 times in a 3 mouth period the staff in the ER was tired of seeing me and they thought I was a drug addict trying to get Pain killers. Well when I got medical from my spouses work then I got answers. If only one person reads this and finds out that they have AS that would be the greatest thing ever.

Moreno Valley, California United States of America

One Response to “John Johnson”

  1. Dear John,

    Thank you for sharing your story with us. It breaks my heart to know we are treated as drug seekers even after diagnoses. I agree if this site helps one person to having a better quality of life, then all the hard work was worth it!
    Sincerely Cookie

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