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Favorite Activities: Love movies, the water - swimming and the
May 7, 1958
Onset: 1998, Diagnosis: 1999
Diseases/Health Problems: Previously diagnosed 11 years ago as
a result of Still's: none
Medications: Methotrexate, Prednisone, Folic Acid, Tagamet,
Customer Service - Telecommunications company
Husband - Bob, 4 year old daughter - Casey
Hobbies: Decorative painting, golf, walking, reading
Jackie's beautiful family
Onset: 5/91, actual Still's diagnosis: 12/97
Other problems: various drug allergies
Surgeries as a result of Still's: Total Knee Replacement Sept. 99,
Current Meds: Enbrel, ibuprofen as needed
Occupation: Registered Dietitian- though not currently working
Family: Married 13 yrs, 2 sons (10 and 8)
Activities: Gardening, Cooking, Cleveland Indians baseball fan
Favorite Activities: riding motorcycles have own harley davidson 883
Having Still's Disease has changed my life so much over the past year and a half. Not only physically,but emotionally and psychologically. The relationships that I had with my family has only been strengthened by this challenging experience. I found out that the people that I thought were my real friends turned out to be superficial and selfish people. Others, that I least expected to so supportive have helped me so much during the long, tough and painful days have been sensational. I know know myself so much better than before the onset of Stills. I no longer take the same "crap" that people feel they can give me. I think that after everything I've been through over the past year I deserve a lot better, which has really helped me to be more assertive. I am however, more impatient with people, especially when they tell me that they are feeling sick and all they have is a runny nose!!
I miss exercising the most. I use to be a gym junkie and go running of an evening, dancing till 3 in the morning wasn't uncommon.
I'm very optomistic about
the future, however, I have just come to realise that I am never going to make
a full recovery and be the same person I was 2 years ago. This has been
a very difficult realisation but with the help of everyone around me and this
site I know I'll get there!
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Birthdate March 17, 1956
Onset: 1991- Age 34
No other illnesses
No surgeries related to Still's
Currnet Medications: Methotrexate 7.5mg per week, Motrin, Atarax as needed, prednisone when flaring
Occupation: Counseling Psychologist
Family: John, step-daughter Katie, 17
Favorite Activities: Travel, sewing, gourmet cooking, reading, pottery, art museums, swimming, bicycling
And I have an excellent rheumatologist !!!
Joshua Elijah Forde
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
Birthdate: April 5th, 1989
Year of Diagnosis or Onset: May, 1995
Other diseases/health problems: as a result of long term prednisone use, Josh has osteoporosis and growth retardation.
Surgeries as a result of Still's: None yet. Hopefully, none will be needed!
Current Medications: prednisone(30mgs daily), hydroxychloroquine(100/200alternating days), methotrexate(15mgs weekly), indomethacin(25mgs twice per day), cytotec(100mcgs twice per day), folic acid(1mg daily, except on day of MTX dose), miacalcin(1 squirt nasal spray per day), and calcium supplements(500mgs daily). Sometimes iron, too.
Occupation: straight A student, soon finishing 4th grade.
Family: lives with his Mom Georgina and 8 year old Sister Kayla, and their pet birds, guinea pig, geckoes and lots of tropical fish. Visits with Dad.
Hobbies or Favorite Activities: drawing Japanese anime-type characters, playing video games, swimming and enjoying time at the beach, playing ukulele, marbles, computer games, caring for his pets, spending time with friends, browsing at the mall
1990 ONSET 1994 DX
NO OTHER DISEASES NOT
ASSC. WITH STILLS
MARRIED ,1 DAUGHTER AT
HOME (15) 2 OTHER DAUGHTERS AND SON 5 GRANDKIDS
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