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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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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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And the Fun Never Ends

I have another crazy week coming up.  Well, parts of two weeks, but you get the picture. Today I have to leave work early to meet with Marty’s principal about the inevitable absences from school when he gets sick.  After … Continue reading

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All Day, Every Day

OK, so I mentioned earlier that Marty thinks I’m obsessed with juvenile arthritis.  Maybe he’s right.  I have this blog, my twitter account (JA_mom), my facebook JA friends group (under my real name), and lots of facebook friends who are … Continue reading

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