Marcella Stewart

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Marcella Stewart

I am a 58 yo retired nurse and diagnosed with AS since the age of 19. I am HLA-B27+ with fused SI joints. I take Enbrel every week.  I’ve had chest pain on inspiration, trochanteric bursitis, iritis, cluster headaches, psoriasis on my right hand, and degenerative joint disease with neuropathy. I have constant back pain, neck cracking and stiffness, and fatigue but I bless God.  I monitor my weight to make sure I don’t gain over 15 lbs from my current weight.  I feel better when I am thinner. I watch what I eat and try to keep my back limber. I can stand and touch the floor with my hands, sit and touch my toes, but I don’t jog, it jars my joints.  I do back exercises,  the elliptical and lift light weights 3-4/week.  I rely on God, my husband, and adult kids for love.  It makes all the difference in the world.  Life is good, I am still here.

San Antonio Texas Unites States of America

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One Response to “Marcella Stewart”

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

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