Tag Archives: hope

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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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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Bella

I just realized I never updated you on Bella’s visit with the rheumatologist. Last month when Marty had his check up, they also looked at Bella to see if JA was causing her chronic ankle pain. The doctor examined her … 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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Negative much?

Wow! I recently re-read my posts from last summer and realized I have had a serious attitude adjustment. I sounded so negative and bitter, I’m glad I don’t feel that way anymore. That said, my kids would be quick to … Continue reading

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