Tag Archives: family

Don’t mess with mama bear

A friend posted recently about an email she received. Apparently the sender was questioning whether my friend’s child was truly sick, while at the same time offering advice on how to treat this “imagined” illness. Charlotte’s can of whoop a** … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Hello Remicade

Monday was the first Remicade infusion.  Marty woke up nauseous, and we decided it was just nerves.  Petting TP, our dog, helped him calm down.  At the infusion center, the nurse that started his IV and drew blood for labs … Continue reading

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