This is Bijoy bhowmick from the city of Kolkata in West Bengal, India. Unfortunately, a victim of Ankylosing Spondylitis since last 16 years. My present age being 31 and it’s been 6 yrs that I am totally bedridden.
I come from a very lower middle class family, with a total of 4 family members including me. My father works as a security guard in a private company while my brother works as a salesman in a garment shop and my mother is a housewife.
I was provided decent upbringing and completed my graduation in B.COM from West Bengal state University there after I also got a job and everything was going fine. I was very happy being able to support my family financially.
Well, it was in 2000 that I first experienced pain and since then it has been reccurent. The initial severity was such, that it started imposing physical limitations on my daily regime and lifestyle.
It was only in 2007 that I was first diagnosed HLA B27 positive and later confirmed of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Since then my condition started degrading and then by 2011 my condition was fully bedridden.
My present condition being fully bedridden with both my hip joints fully fused, knee joints immobilized, a bamboo spine and a tennis elbow. Needless to mention the pain is continuous. Doctors have suggested both the hips and knee replacement as a solution.
Currently I am on medication and somehow my family is taking care of my medical need which too gets discontinued very often due to financial limitations.
I Wish to walk on my legs but then the budget imposed for the surgery seems impossible and beyond the capacity of my family.
Hence ,I request capable people to contribute towards my treatment and help me lead a normal life.
Thanking You once again. Looking for a positive response.