Tag Archives: Juvenile arthritis

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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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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Juvenile arthritis is growing?

I ran across this article today: Juvenile Arthritis Growing In The U.S. Go ahead, take a look. I’ll wait. The article doesn’t say who determined that the numbers are growing, but it doesn’t surprise me. I imagine it’s similar to … 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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