Mr. A. Williams

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As far as my story, it started out with a little pain in my lower back just 3 weeks into basic training in the air force. I was told it was a pulled muscle and to suck it up.  this injury lingered until August of 2003. when a second wave of pain took over my lower back and left foot. I couldn’t walk. This continued in varying levels of pain all through my 4 years in the air force, its what ultimately forced me out. I just couldn’t do the physical requirements any more. The entire time I was in, they kept telling me it was a pulled muscle, that apparently lasted four years no matter how much I told them it felt like bone, not muscle pain.  Fast forward through, spinal injections, multiple accusations of seeking pain killers, requestiong they cut off one of my feet due to pain, a roller coaster of pain, then I get sent to a podiatrist, he asks me a few questions, and then he asks me if I’ve ever heard of ankylosing spondylitis, at that point, no I had not. He sent me to a rheumatologist, where we confirmed as, through MRI, and started humira, kinda where we sit today.

Missouri, United States of America


One Response to “Mr. A. Williams”

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

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