Monthly Archives: July 2012

Thankful for little things

I was shocked, as was all of America, by the tragic events last week in Aurora, Colorado. While I can’t pretend to understand how it is to be touched by such senseless violence, it does cause me to stop and … Continue reading

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A Special Kind of Agony

Occasionally my JA friends talk about people that just don’t “get it.” OK, we do that all the time. Mostly because there are so few of us and so many of them. And some of them are so obtuse. After … Continue reading

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Overheard…

Following are a few posts in my JA parents’ board on Facebook (names have been changed): “Insurance is denying Remicade the doctor and myself are appealing but in the meantime he is putting her on Humira shots. Her doctor has … Continue reading

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Eye patches, botox, and nausea, oh my!

When you have a child with juvenile arthritis, you don’t just have to think about achy joints and, in my case, inflamed organs. Just this week on Facebook, I have seen other JA moms and teen patients posting about the … Continue reading

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Take ten raisins and call me in the morning

Occasionally, my friends in the juvenile arthritis group on Facebook vent about something stupid that was said to them, often with the best of intentions. Another frequent complaint is about uneducated relatives, or even worse, those relatives with some medical … Continue reading

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Unscheduled Absence

Yes, I know I haven’t posted for a couple weeks. I need to update you on Bella’s rheumatologist visit among other things. I had a family emergency that kept us out of state for over a week. Things are just … Continue reading

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