Saturday, February 25, 2012

Leaping in to March

      I’m sharing my house with a 15 year old….I’ll leave it in the middle whether  it’s a blessing or not! It sure is entertaining though! My girl was born on Valentine’s Day so it always is a bit of an extra special day for her.

     This is just about a whole month without too much arthritis hustle. Sometimes there is the occasional “extreme fatigue” period, battery is empty and need a weekend to be recharged. That’s about it though. I’m keeping my fingers crossed…

     Even the nasty Humira shots are beginning to get somewhat easier; last one went in without shedding even one tear.

     March first it is time for her bi-annual eye exam at the ophthalmologist, full dilation and check. Hope everything will be clear. There should also be a Hospital visit for a check. Hopeful we can finally stop prednisone, but not convinced until the doc actually speaks those words.  Pretty weird to be able to go for just a check up, no treatment or nothing!

     March is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness month. I’m working on getting “my” run organized….slowly but surely things are starting to come together. Have been communicating with The Arthritis Society and they have been helpful, just a few things I want to work out yet! Will have an online pledge opportunity for those of you that are interested in sponsoring us! Will post it as soon as it is set up.

     Going to be a busy month, but it will be good! We are experiencing a bit of winter at the moment, I can’t and won’t complain about that, given the extreme soft winter we have had so far! Now here’s to hoping the snow will be gone by March 22nd when we are having our run!


 The extra day 2012 offers us, our rare leap day, February 29th, is also Rare Disease Day. Many auto immune diseases are on the list of rare diseases. Thought I’d point that out to you!

     Have a wonderful March, Spring may be just around the corner!


  1. I hope March goes as well as you hope it well!

  2. Hi, I volunteer with IAAM (International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement~formerly the Buckle-Me-Up Movement!). What we've been working on in February and March has been reaching out to people on our JA blogger list and asking if we can post them as a resource on the JA page. To start, could we have contact info from you to add to our blogger list for our records. And if you give us the info, then we will also post your blog as a resource for others on the JA page. Please email me at and let me know.
    We also invite you to participate in World Autoimmune Arthritis Day on May 20th 2012!

    World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

    Join us for a 47 hour, Global Online Virtual Convention aimed to bring global awareness while learning more about your disease and ways to manage it best!

    Thanks, Dana M