Sherry Buchanan

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My name is Sherry Buchanan I am 39 years old married to a wonderfully understanding husband with two children.  I live in Washington State.  I have the HLA B27 gene  I was finally diagnosed with Ankylosing spondylitis in 2010.  The reason I say finally is because I got in a car wreck in 1995 and broke three vertebrae in my upper back and from my understanding the vertebrae fused very quickly.  So from 1996 to 2001 I was trying to figure out what was wrong with me and why I was having pain throughout my body which no Dr. Understood.  Which was very frustrating.  Finally in 2001 they did some blood work and found out that I was a HLA B27 positive but still never gave me a diagnosis. So in 2001 to 2010 I went through more tests, more xray and more doctors.  Finally 2010 I was diagnosed with Ankylosing spondylitis, degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia.  I was really happy to get some kind of diagnosis and some answers to why  I was in so much pain.

Now that I’ve found a really good Dr. and she has put me on humira, methotrexate, Folic acid, vitamin D, tramadol, flexeril and let’s throw a little bit of blood pressure medicine in their too.  I soon should be feeling better. I am so glad that I have found a support group it helps me know that I’m not alone.  I will always stay strong as long as I can.  This disease will not get the best of me.

Washington, United States of America

One Response to “Sherry Buchanan”

  1. Dear Sherry,
    Thank you for being a part of my vision. I love your picture so much.
    Sincerely Cookie

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