Ankylose This! Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Friday, June 09, 2006

'This is the best four months I have had in 20 years.'

A story from the Hexham Courant. First diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at age 13, Stephen Blackburn spent 26 years in pain before he was finally -- and properly -- diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. Now on Enbrel (etanercept) after his doctor fought to get his prescription covered), for the first time in decades he's no longer in profound discomfort.

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