Michelle Daley

Face 769My name is Michelle Daley. I live in Warren, Michigan with my husband and two children. I have been suffering with ankylosing spondylitis for about 6 years. The pain started in my low back and hips when I was pregnant with my second child, my son, in 2007. I thought it was pregnancy related; however, it didn’t stop after giving birth. It continued to gradually become worse. I saw a holistic doctor, a chiropractor, my family physician, my ob/gyn, a fibromyalgia clinic, a pain specialist, and finally, a rheumatologist. My blood work came back positive for HLA-B27 and the rheumatologist has diagnosed me with AS, fibro, and psoriatic arthritis. I am currently taking methotrexate, which is helping the PsA pain, but nothing else. I am also scheduled to have a pain pump implanted on June 10th, 2013. Hopefully that will help somewhat with the pain of AS, as it has become unbearable and debilitating. I keep my hopes high and my faith strong. Thank you, Cookie, for sharing my face of AS and my story.

Michigan, United States of America

 


One Response to “Michelle Daley”

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

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