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Lifetime with JRA

I was 2 when I got diagnosed with JRA. I went in and out of remission mostly in my adulthood. During my childhood, I had to mostly sit on the sidelines watching my peers wishing I could join in. After high school I met my husband thru mutual friends and had 2 girls. My oldest has arthritis for the past 4 years. I had both knees replaced, both wrists fused, finger joint replaced and back. I’m taking Humira and Tramadol. The doctors are shocked that I’m still walking with all the problems. I also have many forms of autoimmune disorders. I just get up everyday and fight. I’m not ready to give up at 49 yrs old – I still have things to do and people to see.

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  • Alesandra Bevilacqua moderator
    1 year ago

    granny101, I commend you for sharing so openly with us about your journey with JRA. I can’t imagine what that’s been like for you. I’m glad to hear you’re still fighting and that you refuse to give up! Please know that we’re here for you if you ever need any support. We hear you. Wishing you a gentle day today! – Alesandra ( Team)

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