My beautiful baby boy was born on 3/22/2017. Please head over to PregnantWithJRA to read about my third trimester and the birth of my baby! Stay tuned here for updates about parenting and being a new mom with JRA!
Transitioning to college can be challenging enough. However, having JRA during college adds many more challenges. There are many factors to consider when choosing the right college to attend such as is it a small campus or large campus with shuttles, is there a responsive disability center, are the dorms and buildings accessible and is… Continue reading Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month: Part 2- Being a college student with JRA
July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month! Instead of listing facts and statistics about the disease, I’ve decided to write each week about what it meant for me to grow up with JRA and delve a little more into my experiences with this disease. Swinging with swollen kneesat five years old I was diagnosed with JRA… Continue reading Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month: Part 1- Being a kid with JRA
At around 11:30 AM on Saturday morning, about 6 hours before I needed to be at the airport to catch a plane for a much needed week vacation in the Florida sun, I was washing dishes in the sink. This particular morning I was washing a rather large, glass salad bowl. As I turned the… Continue reading Seventeen Stitches to the Sunshine State
This morning I had a follow-up eye doctors appointment. I have been seeing a retina specialist for about two years to follow a cyst in my right eye. Initially the discovery of this eye cyst was very unnerving because they were unsure of it’s origin or pathology. However, it seems that somehow the cyst is… Continue reading The Eye Ultrasound (and other strange medical tests)