Zowie Morgan-Morris

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My name is Zowie, I’m 27 years old and live in the Uk. I was diagnosed with AS around 4 years ago after having a miscarriage. For as long as I can remember I had pain in my spine and shoulder blades but my Dad always put it down to me wanting time off from school and would never take my complaints seriously. The intense pain in my hips started when I was 22 and I was left unable to have any movement in the base of my spine. The tiredness was overwhelming and I gained weight due to eating carbs constantly. Doctors told me I had sciatica which is definitely correct but not the underlying issue. I fought to see a specialist as here in the uk it’s a referral system through your GP. Eventually after a ton of tests the AS was discovered. It was only then that my grandfather came forward to say he had been diagnosed with the disease 40 years previous. My aunt also has iritis which is linked. My specialist gave me indometicin and told me my life would return to normal. I expected to be able to wear heels again, run for a bus, sit on the toilet and climb stairs without yelping, I’d even settle for just being able to turn over in bed at night lol. Well what I got was a wonderful year travelling Europe without pain and after returning to England I became pregnant with twins! That, I was not expecting! Now I eat healthy, exercise and don’t drink or smoke, the pain is more manageable. I have difficult days but with the help of my amazing husband and supportive family I am the best mom I can be to my 1 year old babies x

Regards

Zowie Morgan-Morris

England, United Kingdom

 


One Response to “Zowie Morgan-Morris”

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

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