Monthly Archives: May 2011

The high cost of juvenile arthritis

Here is another post borrowed from my juvenile arthritis parent group (names changed of course). This was in response to a question about the hardest part of having a child with arthritis: “For me besides watching my kids suffer and … Continue reading

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It’s just not fair

I just read this post in a group I am in (the name was changed, of course): “…there is a likelihood that because of Stevie having JRA so young and all of the medications used to control it, that as … Continue reading

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Scheduled for surgery

Marty had an appointment at the children’s hospital yesterday to see about his chronic ingrown toenail. Long story short, he doesn’t want another local anesthetic when someone tries -again- to take care of it. He is scheduled for surgery under … Continue reading

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Another sick day, without pay thank you

I called in sick today. Not for me, but Marty has a sore throat and his foot hurts. Well as it happens, he has an appointment to see a doctor about his foot. Not for the arthritis pain, he has … Continue reading

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Why all the secrecy?

So you may have been wondering (or if not you are now) why I don’t use our real names. After all, it’s not like we’re doing anything illegal or immoral. It’s not even mildly scandalous. Certainly nothing to gossip about. … Continue reading

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This makes sense how, exactly?

Marty’s TB skin test was supposed to be read today or tomorrow. On Tuesday when they did the test, I emailed the school nurse and asked her this, “We are at the rheumatologist today, and they gave him a TB … Continue reading

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So here’s the plan

Marty and I saw the pediatric rheumatologist today. And the occupational therapist, and the physical therapist, and the radiology technician, and the phlebotomist, and the physician’s assistant, and the nurse, and a couple medical students, and a nice lady in … Continue reading

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