Tag Archives: chronic illness

My own private circus

I am in the middle of two very busy weeks. Both kids saw Dr F on Monday. Bella got her chicken pox vaccine and Marty had his sports physical for ::gulp:: high school baseball. Tuesday was Marty’s infusion, yesterday Bella … 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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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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All in the Family

You may have heard that autoimmune arthritis (as opposed to osteoarthritis) has a genetic component.  In Marty’s case, his dad and I both had parents with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), so we both could be carriers. As I meet more and … Continue reading

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I Have a Face (almost)

I decided it’s time to join the millions on Facebook to help raise awareness of juvenile arthritis.  Yes, technically I’ve been there for a long time, as a regular mom with a not-so-regular life, but now Anna Banana is officially … 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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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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