My Day with AS
I was misdiagnosed for about 7 years and told there was nothing wrong with me and needed to see a psychologist. I knew my own body and knew that something was wrong with me. I eventually got diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis in 1980. By this time l was in excruciating pain and unable to move because of the unbearable pain.
After a lot of hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and medications l was starting to manage my ankylosing spondylitis
I was medically retired from local government in 1999 as unfit for work. Since then l have not improved, l have deteriorated. I live a life of pain and discomfort but struggle on the best l can. When you live with a chronic condition and constant pain you will find your own coping skills to manage the best you can. I will give you an example of my daily life living with ankylosing spondylitis.