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Aggravated AS Story

I was 50 years old when diagnosed. I am and have always been very active with my family and in my community. I was also fired from my job of 20 years. I had missed so much work. The combination of my misdiagnoses over the years, many, many meds and other genetic disorders found, I was really sick. I retired via medical disability, got my Social Security in 6 months (had tons of medical records) and know what I have to deal with. All the pain I have had all my life is logical. It is genetic. It is human. I can control what I can control. That is it.


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  • Lawrence "Rick" Phillips moderator
    2 months ago


    Welcome to our site. I hope you find support and comfort in our community. I also am on social security disability, though my approval took a significant longer time period.

    I am glad you have decided to control what you can. Eventually we all get there at some point or another.

    I wish you the very best and I hope you will continue to check in with us.


    rick- moderator

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