Tag Archives: rheumatology

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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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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Back to Washington?

Last September the three of us went to Washington, D.C., courtesy of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), and spoke to several Texas lawmakers and/or their legislative assistants about pending arthritis legislation and funding for existing programs. It was our … 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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