Fabulous story, Alan. Thank you for reliving and sharing. I do think it has the potential to be publishable and wonder what the next steps might be to find out. Let us know if you end up going in that direction.

On another note - you have said that the AS monster is starting to cause you to bend again. Is that in the same area or higher up? I had thought that the metalwork you have would help to prevent that part of your spine from moving (bending). Is there anything you can do (excercise, drugs etc.) at this stage to prevent it continuing?


Rheumatoid Arthritis
Methotrexate, Celebrex, Plaquenil