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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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  1. Colleen

    Hi there,

    It’s good reading your stories and seeing how you’re both trying to raise awareness of young people’s arthritis. My sister has arthritis, she is now 18 years old though she has had it since she was 13 years old. She had two hips replaced, though she is now getting on much better.

    Seeing what my sister went through and observing how little awareness there is of the subject has prompted me to do my dissertation on young people’s arthritis with a focus on the (16-44) age category. I’m looking into the service quality for young people and how this can be developed through the use of marketing activities.

    I am looking for thirty respondents, if you can be of any help answering a two minute questionnaire I would greatly appreciate it!

    Please get in touch if you can, I want these questionnaires to shape the services for the future of young people.

    p.s if you can respond promptly because I need feedback really soon due to deadlines.



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