Tag Archives: arthritis

Selfish or just trying to be normal?

Marty told me today he no longer wants to be involved with arthritis advocacy. He said he wants to be able to forget about it. I guess he means besides the shots, pills, doctor appointments, infusions and blood draws. I … Continue reading

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Is your life going according to plan?

Four years ago, I would have never expected to be where I am today.  I had a son who played three sports, all well, and a daughter who was a dancer and cheerleader.  Marty was instantly successful at any sport he … Continue reading

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He forgot his meds…

Marty forgot his meds this morning and didn’t realize it until it was time to take his evening pills.  He was thrilled that he didn’t even miss them. This is HUGE! Personally, I wanted to get on the phone and … Continue reading

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No, I’m not a doctor…

I am surprised at the amount of medical knowledge I have gained in the last 3 years. Besides knowing how to give injections, being familiar with needle guages, being able to explain the difference between autoimmune arthritis and osteoarthritis, having … Continue reading

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I’d just like to add…

I recently asked my group of Juvenile Arthritis moms what they would like the rest of the world to know. Here are a few replies: “Don’t give my child any meds if they’re at your house. That should go without … Continue reading

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Time for Plan C

Marty goes to the rheumatologist on Tuesday.  Tuesday, as in after both kids are scheduled to go to a major league baseball game with their dad on Monday.  The doctor doesn’t want Marty to have any more Enbrel, but if … Continue reading

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Who are we and why are we here?

Who are we? I am Anna, a single mom with ADD and major depressive disorder, raising two kids in Texas. My son, Marty, has juvenile arthritis and ADHD. My daughter, Bella, is a healthy girl with a beautiful spirit and … Continue reading

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