Laura Baker

I have been in pain as long as I can remember.  I’ve always been the weird girl, last pick for every team, always sick, and never has energy.  In my search for answers, I have seen many doctors, tried alternative treatments, and cried many tears.  No one believed me.  Doctors treated me like I was a hypochondriac or a pain pill junky, even though I refused their offers for pain medications.  Finally, in late 2011, I found a doctor who believed me and referred me to a doctor that diagnosed me with Ankylosing Spondylitis.  Even though I’m still in pain every day, I have a name for my condition.  I can seek out support groups and talk to others that understand my pain.  I will be forever grateful to the two doctors that believed me.  And I will forever be proud of myself for not giving up hope.
Laura Baker
Plainfield, Indiana United States of America
Diagnosed with AS in November 2011

One Response to “Laura Baker”

  1. Dear Laura,
    Thank you for sharing your story with us. Here is to NEVER loosing HOPE.
    Sincerely Cookie

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