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Arthritis 101

I was reminded today that I am still unfamiliar with several of the 100+ types of illnesses under the arthritis umbrella.  This makes me think that I’m probably not the only one. If you are new to the world of … 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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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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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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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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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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