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Perfectly Imperfect Life..........

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Cinnamon Stitched Prim added my tags
to her ACOL Treasury!

Thank you!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Prayers are Answered...

Brandon, my oldest, suffers from ankylosing spondylitis.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a long-term disease that causes inflammation of the joints between the spinal bones, and the joints between the spine and pelvis. It eventually causes the affected spinal bones to fuse together.

Ankylosing spondylitis is also a systemic disease, meaning it can affect other tissues throughout the body. Accordingly, it can cause inflammation in or injury to other joints away from the spine, as well as to other organs, such as the eyes, heart, lungs, and kidneys.

He has already lost almost all mobility in his shoulders. During a flare up, he has at times, developed such a pressure behind the eye ball it feels like they are being pushed out. His hands swell so much his joints turn white. All his joints hurt badly. It's so hard to see such a young man, especially when it's your child, go through this and not be able to do anything to help him.

His rheumatologist has put him on Methotrexate (a chemotherapy drug), which after several increases, seems to be helping with the pain. He also takes a folic acid supplement is taken in order to help suppress possible side effects.

He didn't escape the poor economy and was laid off, so therefore has no medical insurance. Luckily he has very understanding doctors. His primary care physician, who doesn't charge for his visits and his rheumatologist who gives him a break on lab costs.

Humira was brought up by his rheumo doctor as the next drug to try. It should help with the severe fatigue he experiences. The cost of this medication is $1600.00 per month. The doctor referred him to the Abbott Patient Assistance Foundation. After making sure he was eligible physically, he was accepted!
What a relief!!
Abbott will be delivering the medication free of charge!!

We are all so thankful to Abbott and all his doctors.
Fingers crossed these medication will help in his current condition and help prevent any further deteriorating.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Where did November go?

I think I lost November....
I'm so behind with everything!
My oldest's birthday was the 10th
and I'm just now posting this! OY!

Well, better late than never ;)

So yes, my son's birthday was a few weeks ago.
We celebrated at John's Incredible Pizza.
We always have a great time there.

Besides the games they also have a few rides.

Like Bumper Cars

Melissa, Tracy, Brandon (birthday boy) and Tanya


Melissa, Brandon and Tracy

I think he's having a good time, huh?

Trying to catch these guys as they fly around is no easy task!

All done

Cody and TJ
Stick 'em up!

LOL that's it reach for the sky!

I was able to get them as the Twister ride ended...
not that I didn't try while they were spinning..

We all ate tooooo much..

(well, what do you expect when you have a pizza buffet
with all you can eat!!! LOL)

And had a great time ☺

Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Crafts

While toodling around blogsville I stopped by Linens Lace and Lattes.
Deb was sharing her fav online Magazine.... Inspired Ideas.
It's chock full of lots of Holiday Crafts.

When you have a spare minute (ROTFLMAO)
check it out!


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