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Juvenile Arthritis

“My child has arthritis? Isn’t that an old person’s disease?” Many people do not think that arthritis can occur in children and so many children experience pain for months or years before the diagnosis of arthritis is made and treatment begun.

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Lost in a Thousand Different Directions

I wrote this several years ago and had forgotten all about it but rediscovered it last night and thought I would share it as I am sure that many feel the same way. 365 more words

Through My Eyes

Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy in Childhood Cancer

Symptom Management, Palliative Care, or Supportive Care to relieve side-effects is an important part of cancer care and treatment and should always form part of the overall treatment plan. 239 more words


Post-op progress report No 5: On very intimate terms with three new people

Fifteen sessions of manual lymphatic drainage later and things were looking a lot better. My reconstructed boob was much softer and less swollen, the swelling had all but gone in my right “flank” (I do like that word), the scar tissue that had developed after the operation was softer, and the tethering on the reconstruction had been massaged away to next to nothing. 897 more words

Breast Cancer

The Slow Hard Burn

The burn starts low and dull. The beginning embers of a torturous inferno, it is sure to start small, to fool, and to deceive. At first you believe that you will be okay, that the slow burn will somehow be put out but as you try to snuff it out, cool it down but, it still grows and grows. 61 more words

What is Gutsy and Green?

Last July, my foot started hurting. I ignored it. Less than a year later, I can no longer stand on my toes and my calves are completely numb. 202 more words

Celiac Disease

And so it continues

Just catching up here with an update on Life. I thought the gout was kicking in again 2 days ago but so far it hasn’t but instead I’ve had increased all over joint and muscle problems, fatigue, burning in the joints and skin. 410 more words

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