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6/6. Testimonials from Medical Professionals & Other A.S sufferers

July 20, 2016
I'd like to have got testimonials from medical professionals who knew how much pain and stiffness I was in, as-well as Ankylosing Spondylitis sufferers, and physiotherapists I met at A.S training/meeting groups. Those with A.S were the people who said I was "crazy" for not taking Embrel Anti TNF injections which target all the pain to give me a new lease of life. But no-one told me the side effects. Cancers, infections, diseases, weakening of the immune system and even death. No disrespect guys, but who's the crazy one now.!?

Unfortunately, If I re-visited former Rheumatologist's and Doctors and started doing somersaults and back flips and asked for their testimonial, they would just think I had taken some super powerful drug I obtained from somewhere, or that I've had double hip and knee replacement, or still taking medication.

Why would the Doctor's believe me or even care!? - me telling them "I'm OK now", would be the equivalent of me telling my "milkman" I have recently bought some cows. He's not going to be interested in me any more, and why should he.

A number of people keep saying "You're looking well". "You look good". Others who know me better said I am "walking normally now", and that I don't look like I'm in pain.

Another acquaintance said "you're looking amazing, you're not like".. He then proceeded to hunch his body like I used to be.

My neighbour told me I'm "looking and walking much better" although he still thinks I'm taking Tramadol painkillers.

I explained what I had been doing to another neighbour I have not seen for months who said; "It looks like there's nothing wrong with you now, you're a miracle, I am so impressed". Well, it would have been a miracle if I had progressed without doing anything.

Press / Documentary
If I liked the lime light and attention, I would have contacted the media and revealed my story for others to share. Then the press could arrange for me to be tested to see that I am not on any medication, nor has my body had for at least nine months. They could then X-Ray and scan all my joints again to see the improvements. Then take me back to all the doctors,  Rheumatologists and physiotherapist I saw and ask for their description of how I was previously to now.

The Global Positioning Satellite, (GPS)
My smart phone can detect I am walking faster and further as the months go by.

The only reason I would like to contact the press is 1, so my story can be made public for as many people possible to read, and 2. If my story 'was' published, and not just here in my wee blog, then perhaps people would not just believe, but to give them hope that it really is possible to reverse a crippling, painful, progressive incurable disease and go for it.
August 14, 2017 updates

I'm feeling physically and mentally fantastic. Still a long way to go, but starting to love life again without the permanent excruciating, crippling pain. Voluntary work was my next step, but due to over-training, I had a set back, and was on crutches again with a swollen knee, something unnatural to the body, a former car accident injury, so help and advice to manage this was needed. The rheumatologist reviewed me, and the following report was sent.

The latest letter from a consultant rheumatologist and physician. (who has never seen me before)

Many thanks for referring this gentleman to our rheumatology clinic, who I understand suffers from Ankylosing Spondylitis and has previously been seen by our services. I understand he is unkeen and still remains unkeen on starting any medications for his ankylosing spondylitis, including NSAIDs as well as biologics. He tells me that over the last year and a half , he is managing his disease as well as lifting weights.

His current symptoms consist of lower back pain; however, this is improving following exercises. On examination, there was no evidence of peripheral joint synovitis or enthesitis. He has reasonable range of movement at the thoracic spine, however, reduced range of movement at the lumber as well as cervical spines. There was no evidence of spinal tenderness. There was no evidence of S.I.J tenderness either. Examination of the shoulders revealed good range of movements with no synovitis swelling.

He remains unkeen on starting any medications for his ankylosing spondylitis for now, and hence I have suggested referring him to our MSK physiotherapist for a supervised exercise program, to which he agreed and therefore, I have arranged this for him today.

The funny/scary thing was, no matter how adamant and confident I was in expressing my relief and feelings with not needing medications, they were still trying to offer (palm me off) with Anti TNF Embrel injections. I would like to know who profits, and the percentage of payouts to all the people who do gain from the $10.000 a year price tag for this drug.

Read my post about other people who also decided to ditch their pills, exercise and eat healthily instead. Plus, the truth about Doctors and the Pharmaceutical companies.

1. Introduction. How I Have Almost Cured My Ankylosing Spondylitis, Arthritis & Other Symptoms.

2. Story / History & All Symptoms. How long I have been suffering for. How it changed my life for the worse, and why I made the decision to fight back.

3. Medical Reports, and results of my X-rays, Ultra sound and MRI scans. 

4. The First Year - Beginning Of Exercise Routine - Painful, Progressive & Positive.

4A.  Detailed Training Program. Dozens of exercise routines, thousands of repetitions for hours each day, and the best places to do them for maximum results.

5. Nutrition Information. Diet and important supplementary products I now take daily. 

6.Testimonials from medical professionals who knew how much pain and stiffness I was in.

7. One Year On - How I'm Winning The Fight Against Ankylosing Spondylitis

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