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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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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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Juvenile Arthritis at the dentist

Today I made dental appointments for the kids tomorrow.  Then I remembered when you get your teeth cleaned sometimes your gums bleed.  For most people that’s a “meh.”  For a kid with systemic juvenile arthritis, it’s a big deal.  Apparently … Continue reading

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Giggles during a blood draw?

Marty had his eye appointment today, and had labs done since we were at the clinic. Our phlebotomist was the best! Marty and Bella were playing on their phones and pretty much ignoring her. She put on the tourniquet, sterilized … Continue reading

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Father knows best

My mom’s family is having a reunion next week. I knew for several weeks I probably couldn’t go, but Friday a possibility opened up that almost allowed me to make it. Now I know that God was keeping me home … Continue reading

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I hope his heart stays healthy…

Marty has his med change next week and the nerves are starting to set in. Not that I don’t trust the doctors or modern medicine, I just remember what happened when he first started the Kineret and then didn’t have … Continue reading

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