Category Archives: Flares

The party’s over….or at least on hiatus

Well, it’s been two years since Caitlin had her last infusion of Actemra.  Two years since she took her last dose of methotrexate.   Two great years of remission – of vacation from almost everything we lived with her systemic juvenile … Continue reading

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Where We Have Been….

  I knew we would be here again… but I am sad nonetheless. Caitlin’s flare refuses to be knocked back after three pulses of prednisone. Her knees are grapefruits, and her hands and wrists are so swollen that holding a … Continue reading

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What Is It With Spring?

It’s supposed to be a great time of year – flowers blooming. Longer, warmer days. The promise of summer on the horizon. You would think that spring might be a good time for arthritis. If you imagine months of winter … Continue reading

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