Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Salem Arthritis Walk-May 9th, 2009

Come and join the fun.  May 9th is the Arthritis Foundation Walk in Salem, Oregon.  Allison has her team page up and again this year we will be called Team Lightning.  (She is very excited this year since she is the youth grand marshal.) Allison is hoping to get a good sized team together to walk and try and exceed the amount we raised last year.  If you would like to join us on the team we would all love that and it is easy to register on-line.  If you would like to donate you can do that on-line too.  You can donate directly to the team, to Allison or any team member.  

Tonight is the Kick-off party for the walk in Salem.  We will be heading up to attend the party. 
(John has to miss as he has two already scheduled meetings tonight.) I am speaking about how arthritis has effected us.  This will be the first time I have spoke about this in a public forum so hopefully it goes well.  (prayers are appreciated if you feel so inclined)

Here is the link to the Salem Walk page and be sure to look at the pictures, Allison is on there.

As far as how Allison is doing, she is doing pretty well.  She has had  joint aches and pains over the last week or so and a little swelling in her left knee.  We go back up to see Dr. Kingsbury (pediatric rheumatologist) on  April 14th and will have blood work done before that.  It will be good to see how her levels are doing and if they indicate any issues for her.  Generally, she feels good but at times seems to have some isolated issues. ( arm popping when throwing a softball, joint aches, stomach aches)

We will let you know how the party goes tonight.  


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