Monthly Archives: June 2012

At least it’s not cancer…

I was reminded recently of the public perception of juvenile arthritis as compared to cancer. The phrase, “At least it’s not cancer,” seems to be spoken to many a JA parent in an attempt to console their fears upon learning … Continue reading

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Marty and Bella’s speech

I realized I promised someone I would post a brief history but never did it (thank you ADHD). Yesterday while cleaning off a shelf, I ran across the speech that Marty and Bella gave for the Arthritis Foundation in October … Continue reading

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Negative much?

Wow! I recently re-read my posts from last summer and realized I have had a serious attitude adjustment. I sounded so negative and bitter, I’m glad I don’t feel that way anymore. That said, my kids would be quick to … Continue reading

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Things most parents take for granted

I made a list recently of things that I no longer have, but most parents don’t really appreciate. How many do you recognize in yourself? –Hearing your kid sneeze without wondering if they will end up in the hospital –Being … Continue reading

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Back to Washington?

Last September the three of us went to Washington, D.C., courtesy of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), and spoke to several Texas lawmakers and/or their legislative assistants about pending arthritis legislation and funding for existing programs. It was our … Continue reading

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I’m baaaaack!

Yes, I have decided to start blogging again.  I stopped when Marty went into a major flare (more about that later), but I have lots to share. Quick update (since I missed blogging for the whole school year):  We made a … Continue reading

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