Kids Get Arthritis Too!

Kids Get Arthritis Too!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

400 Page Views!!

I'm so excited that I've made it this far, and while I wish for this blog to continue to grow and eventually turn into something bigger I am excited that I've been able to help and reach out to so many people thus far!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Taking Control of my Arthritis

Today was an especially rough day on me. My family wanted to go out and go walk around at this thing where I live called Dickens Christmas. Its where people dress up like the people from Dickens time and walk around and talk all old and stuff... you get the point. Well anyways what was supposed to be a hour long walk around later turned into 5 hours of walking around and standing... It was terrible, and my pain killers were at home.

When I got home I was just totally beat, I had absolutely no energy left in my system, so I went straight to be and laid down with the heated blanket on, and with my pain killers. Well finally I woke up and what did I realize... it was injection day... fun... so I had my dad take the shot out of the fridge to sit out because at this point I was still too sore and stiff to even, walk. Finally I had to take my shot after a half an hour of it sitting out, and of course I got the  jitters and was having trouble just taking it. Now when I was doing this and freaking out I realized that when I first got diagnosed with my Juvenile Arthritis, I went on vacation the next week and I had bought a sailors bracelet, and I made a vow that I wouldn't take it off until every thing was over, and as I sat there I realized that, that bracelet was a way for me to tell myself that there was nothing I could do about this and that I had to just sit there and wait it out. But that was wrong, I could do something about it, stop letting it take control of me and take control of it. So tonight not only did that give me the courage to take my shot, but I cut off my bracelet and threw it out because I realized this is over cause I AM TAKING CONTROL OF MY ARTHRITIS!

Juvenile Arthritis Vlog?

So recently I've been searching on YouTube for a vlog or a channel of somebody that keeps an up to date video blog about their life with Juvenile Arthritis and some other tips. I think what I was looking for something similar to the vlog that was of Talia Joy, and I realized that there wasn't any vlogs like this and that they were either one vlog, or they simply weren't there. So I was wondering what you guys would think of me starting a video blog???? Please comment with your replies!!!

Sorry I havent Posted in a couple days

Sorry, I've been busy with Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Comment things you guys would like for me to talk about and Ill address it. Also what would you guys think about me starting a vlog?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Keeping your head up while dealing with Auto-immune arthritis

I think one of the hardest thing to do while you are living with you arthritis heck and auto-immune disease or any type of other disease is trying to keep your head up.  When you are living with a disease I think the hardest thing is to keep on dealing with everything that is going on. Now when this immediately happens there will be the people all around you that care and are worried about you, but I'm sorry to say this but the truth is that when it comes down to it eventually people stop caring and this becomes your problem and you need to find the inner strength to be able to keep on moving on to keep your head up. I've

put some quotes below to try to lift your spirits enjoy!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Jingle Bell Run/Walk this morning!!!!!

My local jingle bell run/walk is this morning and I am so excited!!! I will be putting out another post today following the run/walk to tell you guys how it was! Are any of you guys doing your local jingle bell run/walk? If so how much have you raised!!!!?

Friday, November 21, 2014

Arthritis Foundation and the Jingle Bell Run

Now in case you guys don't know about the arthritis foundation go check them out, google them, they have really been able to provide me with answers toady of my questions and help me get through some things. What I'm here to talk about though is what I have been doing recently which is organizing a school team for my local Jingle Bell Run!!! The run/walk is tomorrow morning and I'm looking forward too it so much. I really have put a lot of work into trying to make this into a good thing and I'm really accided to see how it turns out tomorrow! I guess I will post again tomorrow and tell you about how it went! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Physical Therpay and Arthritis

See before I got diagnosed with my arthritis I was going to Physical Therapy to treat my back which was fractured during a car accident that I was in with my mom in April of this year, but often when people are diagnosed with arthritis they are prescribed physical therapy. Well today I had a problem I had to visit somebody else at the office I go to because my Physical Therapist is on vacation, and it was terrible they didn't get me enough exercises they didn't know what to do and quite frequently they didn't really care. I guess what I am trying to say is find a physical therapist you like and stick with them because they learn how you act and can tell when you are in pain, plus there is nothing stronger than a pond between a physical therapist and a injured one... lol.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

1st Christmas with Arthritis!

I was deciding that I was going to make my Christmas list tonight to give everybody an idea of what I wanted for Christmas so that they might have time to go out before hand and buy Christmas gifts, you know like on Black Friday. Well I sat down, and I realized how much I just anted things that would help me, I didn't want toys like I did when I was 8, as I am know 14 years old, but it wasn't that that got me tripped up cause when it came down to it I have just been wanting really nice clothes, and a couple of other things like electronics or movie passes not toys. What really got me going was the I realized that almost everything that I had on my Christmas list were things that in one way or another would help me feel less pain, or help me get my homework done quicker to minimize the pain I was feeling.

 I mean it was really consistent like I realized that I wanted to heat tech clothes or whatever they are called because when it comes down to it where I live up in New York it is cold 8 months out of the year and so far my joints have been hurting like you wouldn't believe. Is this the same for everybody? but anyways I figured those would help me stay warm.

Since we are talking about trying to stay warm in the cold weather to make ourselves feel less pain I also realized that I wanted one of those heated electric blankets for my bed again to help me stay warm. Now my parents have on of these on their beds, and I have to tell you IT IS AMAZING!!!!! I am constantly in their bed when they aren't sleeping with the heat on. In fact I am in their bed right now typing this, so I figured that as a must and put in on my list. I really hope that I get one of those because they honestly help me feel so much better if I were you I would ask for one for Christmas or get one for somebody else for Christmas, it doesn't even matter if they have arthritis really everybody will love one of these heated electric blankets I can promise you that.

Now the next two things that I realized I wanted wouldn't make me feel better directly, but they would make me feel better in the long run. The first think I wanted was a Microsoft Surface. Now I know you are probably wondering how this could make me feel better in the long run. Well right now the battery on our laptop is broken so it always has to be plugged in to work and I have to sit at this desk on a hard chair to use it so it makes me sore, so having this would allow me to move and type somewhere else so that I don't have to sit at that desk and get sore. Also this has feature that allow me to have a word document and Google open and the same time and type and read the document at the same time so I could lessen the amount of time that I spent working on research papers.

The last thing that I want for Christmas besides so nice new cloths and other silly little things is a software like Dragon so that I can do a speech to text process in order to type up my papers faster in again order to lessen the amount of time that I spend on assignment resulting in me being less sore.

Now I am not complaining about what I want for Christmas I just am trying to say how I find it funny how something that up until 3 months ago I didn't even know about is know such a big part of my day to day life!

Slight Change In Blog Topic to my Story with JRA as an daily journal!

So I have decided that I am going to start using my blog as a space to talk about my day to day life with arthritis and what I do, if I had a flare up that day, doctors appointments, etc. I will still be answering any questions that anybody might have about Juvenile Arthritis or Arthritis in general whether it be a person who was just diagnosed or a person who has had JA I will still be here to answer questions.

I want to hear your feed back and questions about Juvenile Arthritis!!!!

I want you guys who are reading my blog to realize that I want to hear what your going through and any questions or tips you have about Juvenile Arthritis and dealing with it, actually any questions you have about anything!! I will try to answer them if I get questions in a post later tonight or tomorrow! Feel free to ask me anything!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Raising Money For Arthritis (Jingle Bell Run/Walk)

I know right now there isn't a cute for arthritis and that might make it seem like there is no where for you to go and that there is nothing you can do for your arthritis, but you can do something, you can devote time and energy into raising money to donate to research into a cure for arthritis through the Arthritis Foundation.
One of the things that I think can help the most when your diagnosed with a disease as traumatic as arthritis is, is trying to turn something that may seem like a negative and a curse an turning it into a positive and a blessing! The way the I have been able to do this is finding ways to help others for example starting this blog was a way for my to trying to find a release and it turned into something that is a part of me. Also making a school team for your local Jingle Bell Run/Walk. This had really helped me in being able to accept what has happened I really suggest you try setting out to do something for the greater good! 

Donate to me to supper me in my local Jingle Bell Run/Walk at

When Will The Next Post Come Out?

Just so everybody knows I will be typing and releasing a new post every night or at east every other night at approximately 6:00 P.M.

Hope your felling good!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Dealing with your Diagnosis of Juvenile Arthritis

Through out our lives we lose things that are close to us, getting diagnosed with any type of Juvenile Arthritis can have the exact same effects on the people that are diagnosed with it, those feeling sof grief and sadness are hard to ditch and leave behind but with some tips you can over come to emotions associated with JA. I think the thing to keep most in mind is how blessed you are that you disease is not terminal and to try to keep your head up and think on the positive side. Trust me I know that it is hard I've suffered with this and depression myself, and I'm sorry that I cant provide more help all I can tell you is that professional help to talk about your feelings and trying to keep your head up has really helped me and maybe it will help you too! Best of luck, Hang in there!

Comments with any questions.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Going to School with Juvenile Arthritis

           Juvenile Arthritis is very rough any anybody that has whiter it be Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) or if it is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), going to school if often very tiring and hard to get through the  day when your dealing with this disease, but thankfully I have found some things that have been able to help me get through the school day and I'm excited to share them with you!
           For me when I first started going to school after getting my diagnosis of my arthritis I found that I often had a very hard time being comfortable in school and then completing my homework when I got home because I was so sore and tired. Now and first I didn't know what to do so I just kept my suffering to myself because I didn't want to be a pain, but eventually my mother noticed and she helped me set up a time where I could go to the nurse and just lay down for a couple of minutes whether it was 5 or 20 was up to me, but it is always available for me to go there. I highly recommend this it has helped me so much and it is crazy to believe what just ten minutes of rest can do!
          I think the thing that I found the most difficult next was the fact that since I was sore and I was so miserable before I started taking breaks I was often angry and grumpy at everybody. I realized that people stopped wanting to be around me, now I don't know if this is a problem for everybody but all I can suggest is to embrace the people around you and surround yourself with the people that you want to be around and the people that will support you and if you do that you will truly be happy.

Comment any questions! I will answer them in my next post!

Sorry... I know I havent been posting

Sorry I know I haven't been posting in a long time... I've been busy with school and with all of my recent doctors appointments but I am going to start posting everyday!