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JRA…Journal Of A Radical Arthritis, Chick
Hello everyone! I am 25 years old and was diagnosed with JRA (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) when I was just 3 years old. I’ve had my battles with this disease over the years, and have decided to create a blog. I want to share my stories and adivce with other RA chicks, or anyone interested, to raise awareness and get insight from others. Feel free to comment/question me about anything. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy!
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Kids Get Arthritis Too: Living With Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Ok, so it all started about six years ago from now – when I was 12 – in the last week of May, 2004…We waited for a long time again at the waiting rooms in emergency; as I remember being told at 2:00am in the morning, that I was diagnosed with: Systemic Onset of Juvenile Arthritis. To my family and me, these words baffled us. Immediately after diagnosis, I was put on 50mg of cortezone – including numerous other medications – and spent a week in hospital. It was the worst week of my life, where I was in pain every minute of the day and where no amount of medication could treat the pain. I couldn’t walk and just screamed due to the overwhelming agony. I mean, I wasn’t moving – but my body ached and ached and ached – and I couldn’t understand why.
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