Lonnie G. Royal

 I  have been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis with Kyphosis around 2005, but it wasn’t definately diagnosed for the record until late 2007, and now I see some Rheumatologists on a regular basis. I also have a deformity of my right hand as a result of A.S. and it doesn’t appear to be able to be corrected, but I am fine with it and at least there is no more crippling at this time with the adjunct use of Humira and Methotrexate. I am also hoping to be attending physical therapy for both my right hand and my back to attempt to make a minimal correction to my kyphosis which causes me to lean forward and walk stooped over. I am content that I don’t have anything worse like cancer or missing limbs, but it has it’s own unique qualities that makes daily living a challenge.

I am 62 years old and happily married to my 63 year old wife who is understanding and watched me go from a 5’10” 210 lb healthy muscular man to a 5’8″ 160 lb  man with A.S. and she is very very supportive and loving, and for that I am grateful to God to have given me such a wonderful partner.

With Kindest regards,

Lonnie G. Royal

Kentucky United Sates of America


One Response to “Lonnie G. Royal”

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

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