Phone Toll Free Number: (800) 777-8189
Phone Toll Free Number: (800) 777-8189
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Meetings offer education, encouragement, emotional support, and allow for open discussion about managing and living with spondyloarthritis.

Upcoming Meeting(s)

  • Monday, May 20, 2019 

    from 2 – 3 pm

Meeting Location

  • Jenny’s Diner (Back Room)
    517 N. 2nd St.
    Clinton, IA 52732
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Leadership

Teresa Mussmann

Teresa Mussmann

About Teresa Mussman, Clinton's Support Group Leader

My name is Teresa, I’m 50 years old. I am from Iowa originally, moved to Oklahoma in 1982. I’ve lived several places over the years but always seem to end up back here. I have two grown children, a daughter and a son. I also have three grandchildren, who are the biggest reasons that I keep going some days.

I developed symptoms at age 13 but was not diagnosed until I was 20 years old. A few years later the Iritis started. Then in 2005 the Fibromyalgia. The Crohn’s was found in 2007 along with Gerd. I am currently on the Humira pen, which so far seems to be doing the trick.

To relax I play with my new puppy little bit and watch movies. I also have joined a gym and Taekwondo I can’t do everything but I try some days I don’t feel well but I still get up and get dressed you have to. I like to read and spend time with family that’s probably the most important part of my life my grandchildren.

I’m starting this support group because I know, from personal experience, the need to have someone around who truly understands. We need reliable information, and to know where to find it. I will offer a variety of pamphlet for different thing someone may need information on. This is a Spondylitis support group but as we all know, it sometimes bring a variety of other ailments. I hope anyone that wants  or needs information or just someone to listen, feel free to join us. Hope to see you there!

Want to Start a New Support Group?

We’d love to have you join our team of passionate volunteers leading our spondylitis educational support groups! Learn more about how to get started here, and reach out to programs@spondylitis.org