Welcome to My Fundraising Page!
On December 2014, I was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. It was 2 months after my 3rd birthday. It started with stiffness in my neck. Mommy took me to the doctor's and she said "If it is still bugging you by your brother's 6 week check up I will send you for x-ray". That was August. At the end of September, Emmett had his check up and the fill in doctor said "It just seems to be growing pains". By the end of November, it was in my knee and it swelled up like a balloon!! I couldn’t walk in the mornings and I had to crawl around until it stopped hurting. The doctor sent me for blood work because she suspected Arthritis. And she was right!
In December, I met Dr. Dancey and my journey with JIA began. I also met with a physiotherapist who is my favourite! I had a cortisone shot in my knee that February and it was in remission until May 2016. My knee started to swell again and I had an appointment with Dr. Dancey to see what's on the go! On June 1st, I had my second injection. 4 days later I participated in my second Walk to Fight Arthitis and won some great prizes for top fundraisers!
Later that month, my family moved home to Belleville and I was referred to a new doctor, Dr. Schneider at Sicks Kids in Toronto. I met him at the beginning of Septmeber and he said my knee was starting to swell AGAIN, even though it had only been 3 months since my last injection. They booked me in two weeks later for another injection – so #3! I also found out that I must pay super close attention to my eyes as I am at high risk for having uvitis. That is inflammation behind my eyes! Now I go to an Opthamologist every 3 months in Kingston to have my eyes looked at. So far this last injection has been good but I still get pains here and there and in different parts of my body.
I can not wait to be a part of such a great event and I'm so excited for Walk day! Join me on Sunday, June 4th and support everyone of your family members and friends with arthritis!
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