Ankolysing Spondylitis. When the rheumatologist first uttered those words almost three months ago, relief swept over me. As I learned more about the degenerative auto-immune disorder and the treatment options the specialist recommended, the icy hand of fear began to grip me. Did I really need such high end treatments? What about the side effects of such drugs? I’m too young to deal with this. What about my kids? “Well, saving your sight is paramount,” was the only response from the doctor.
My life had changed overnight it seemed. In the months since then, as I’ve been trying to find a new normal, I’m learning that: you can read more at: http://anitamellott.com/blog
Stethoscope image: Renjith Krishnan, freedigitalphotos.com