Monthly Archives: June 2011

A note of thanks

It’s been a roller coaster this past week with Marty’s symptoms. He has had good days and bad, mostly related to how much Enbrel is actually in his system. We had family in town for most of the last two … Continue reading

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You can’t fix stupid…

I saw a post on another blog about juvenile arthritis that got me to thinking. ¬†There are many well-intentioned, if clueless, people that are just trying to help. ¬†Unfortunately, there are also an equal, if not greater, number of people … Continue reading

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Scary stuff

I just read half (only half) of the patient insert that came with the Enbrel that Marty is scheduled to start on Wednesday. It is scary stuff. There were so many warnings about lymphoma, tuberculosis, viral infections, heart and lung … Continue reading

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I hope his heart stays healthy…

Marty has his med change next week and the nerves are starting to set in. Not that I don’t trust the doctors or modern medicine, I just remember what happened when he first started the Kineret and then didn’t have … Continue reading

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Post surgery update

I have been remiss in posting an update after Marty’s surgery. When he woke up on Friday he wasn’t fully awake when he went into the bathroom. He slipped and hit his head on the edge of the toilet bowl. … Continue reading

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Thank heaven for Mom

I just want to go on record as saying I am so very lucky to still have my parents around, albeit not as much as I would like. Mom turned 80 this year, and we drove 7 hours one way … Continue reading

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T-minus 5 days

Marty finally admitted today he is scared about his surgery. It helped when he found out that there is a person whose sole duty is to make sure he doesn’t wake up. He is excited about being loopy from the … Continue reading

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