Tag Archives: surgery

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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At least it’s not cancer…

I was reminded recently of the public perception of juvenile arthritis as compared to cancer. The phrase, “At least it’s not cancer,” seems to be spoken to many a JA parent in an attempt to console their fears upon learning … 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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Post surgery update

I have been remiss in posting an update after Marty’s surgery. When he woke up on Friday he wasn’t fully awake when he went into the bathroom. He slipped and hit his head on the edge of the toilet bowl. … Continue reading

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T-minus 5 days

Marty finally admitted today he is scared about his surgery. It helped when he found out that there is a person whose sole duty is to make sure he doesn’t wake up. He is excited about being loopy from the … Continue reading

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