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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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Overheard…

Following are a few posts in my JA parents’ board on Facebook (names have been changed): “Insurance is denying Remicade the doctor and myself are appealing but in the meantime he is putting her on Humira shots. Her doctor has … Continue reading

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Marty and Bella’s speech

I realized I promised someone I would post a brief history but never did it (thank you ADHD). Yesterday while cleaning off a shelf, I ran across the speech that Marty and Bella gave for the Arthritis Foundation in October … Continue reading

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Just when I think I can breathe…

I knew when I went to bed last night that Bella wouldn’t be in school today. What I didn’t know was that Marty wouldn’t either. Or that Bella would get so much worse so quickly. Or that I would have … Continue reading

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