Category Archives: Anxiety

(Not such a) Peaceful Easy Feeling

So.  Glenn Frey died today. This makes me sad and weary in numerous ways, especially given all the brilliance that has become ethereal in the past few weeks. It makes me sad as a fan, because the Eagles have been … Continue reading

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The Super-Magnificent, Splendiferous 100th Post!!!

OK… It’s not all that spectacular, really.  But in honor of this 100th post, I thought I would take a look back at where we were when I first started this blog, in September of 2009, and compare it to … Continue reading

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Gut Reaction….

I’m sure you’ve probably seen the article in NY Times magazine, published two days ago.  It was the most e-mailed article yesterday, and certainly generated a lot of buzz among those in the juvenile arthritis community. In the article, a … Continue reading

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Fear Fantasies

This time last year, we had a cancer scare in our family.  My mom had some routine testing, which revealed some unusual cells.  Further testing revealed that she had uterine cancer. I can remember the day I went to her … Continue reading

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Night night, sleep tight….

Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast. ~William Shakespeare, Macbeth When Caitlin was two, she learned … Continue reading

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Care for the Caregiver

You know how when you are getting the pre-flight instructions on an airplane, the attendant always instructs you that in case of a loss of cabin pressure, you should put your own mask on first before helping a child or … Continue reading

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Oh, So Very Thankful!!!

Where to begin? I guess with the best news…. Everything is going to be OK! When we saw the surgeon this morning, we went in expecting the worse. I could not imagine that he would be able to convince us … Continue reading

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Freaking Out

What started out as a little doubt and fear has grown into a full fledged panic. There is definitely something wrong. The legs that were even right after the surgery are not anymore. The difference in length is staggering, alarming … Continue reading

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48 Hours Later

So… 48 hours after surgery, we were headed home. I think I spent about that much time in the hospital after each of my children were delivered… and those were all easy deliveries. Seems like hip replacement is a more … Continue reading

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Pain and Anxiety

I had the most amazing discussion with my twelve year old daughter during the last week of school. She asked to speak to me alone in the evening and said it was important. When we finally had some privacy, she … Continue reading

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