Category Archives: Pain

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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Big Sur…..

I think if there was a moment that I truly envy Dave’s experience on this ride… well, there are many – but if I had to pick a few, this would be up there. It’s the moment when the riders … Continue reading

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Down to Monterey

‘The best way out is always through…”   Robert Frost Today was a rough day on the home front… but it served as a reminder of why Dave rides.  After sleeping somewhat in the car, and getting to bed about midnight … Continue reading

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Action… not Sympathy.

I’ve just returned from the annual development conference for the Arthritis Foundation.  It’s two and a half days of really intense training sessions intended to increase our ability to serve the mission – which is to Improve Lives.  Specifically, if … Continue reading

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Healing Hands Part Deux

Last year, on October 12, my daughter, husband and I spent the evening at our local Massage Envy for the Healing Hands for Arthritis Event.  We were so excited by the prospect that $10 from every massage was being donated … Continue reading

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Micro-Movement Blues

The pain started again three weeks ago.  It was familair…but not in the oncoming flare familiar sort of way.  No fevers. No hot swollen joints.  Just really bad pain in her left hip.  It reminded me of the days that … 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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