my name is Omer Kaygin.46 years old and living in Turkey.
i have Ankylosing Spondylitis since 16 years.
my first diagnonis was 1998,after HLA B27+ antigen tissue test results.
first times i didnt noticed what happened to me,all i knew that its was just a rheumatic disease.
but right next year i figured out that something horrible thing found me to pluck me out of life.
i couldnt walk,i couldnt sleep.dress up or bath was like torture.even i couldnt wear my socks sometimes.
than i lost my job,my career,social life and my relationship in a year.moved back to mum’s house and take refuge in my family’s care.
pain was killing me.i couldnt turn to my other side in bed because of pain.even i scared to sneeze and cough because my rib cage was like
explode.then i started to use non-steroid drugs and pain killers.but never enough.
i’ve been living this way for ten years aprox.i tried to keep stabile my health with NSAİ,exercises and swimming.i think i succeed that as far as
than i met anti TNF drugs at 2010 and started Etanercept.but i couldnt use long time because of allergic reactions.and quit.
doctors changed it with Adalimumab and WORKED 🙂
i am saying that with happiness because i really feel good now.
all tiredness mostly gone.i started to walk easily.bath is no more torture for me and most important thing is..i started sleep well.
at least i am not wake up and turn my other side in bed every single hour because of pain and stiffness anymore.
but unfortunately i couldnt save my posture whatever i did.i lost my backbone’s shape a little 😦
still..thank god anyway and keep my hopes.there is no need to lose life energy no matter what.
i am happy to be here and met with you.
i wish perfectly healthy days without pain for all of you my friends..greetings from Turkey