The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 9, 1976 · Page 25
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 25

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, December 9, 1976
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Palm Beach Post, Thursday, December 9, 1976 B3 From Bl Langley- OUR ACRYLIC SET SERVES 8 HUNGRY SALAD LOVERS A gorgeous bathtub of a bowl. ..10 qt. capacity... and that's a lot of salad! Plus 8 individual bowls and 13" serving spoon and fork. All this at 33 savings, in clear or smoked acrylic to make your table look enormously important. Housewares. Reg. 30.00 19.99 Weeks later, a small package arrived. She took the pills to the pharmacist and asked what they were. They were aspirin. With no money and nowhere to turn, she doesn't know what to do. It got the best of her one night as she and David were watching television. "I began screaming, 'I want to die.' He hugged me and said, 'We'll make it together, Mommy.' " David is her strength and joy. Along with his support, she has that of a therapy group in Boca Raton. If June is lucky, she will be the 1 Rurdines transplants of joints as a last resort. June takes 18 to 20 aspirins a day, along with something to calm the stomach problems created by the aspirin, and Percodan when the pain is too intense. On occasion she has had large doses of steroids but the side effects, both physical and psychological, make regular use unfeasible. Arthritis sufferers are the most exploited of all victims of disease in the country today, according to the Arthritis Foundation, which estimates $400,000,000 a year is spent by arthritics on worthless or harmful treatments and cures. June contributed her minor share to those wasted dollars. Hearing of a man in England who had a "miracle" cure, she sold her late mother's wedding rings, borrowed money from her father and flew to London. The man she went to see was recovering from a heart attack and agreed to see her in his home. After a brief conversation, he told her to return home and he would send her some medicine. she can barely lift her arm to shoulder height. The swelling and inflammation of her joints is only part of the picture. She is losing her hair. Her eyes have "dried up," making reading difficult. The pain rarely subsides. "When you're an airline stewardess, you're proud of the way you look. Your hair is in good condition. You watch your weight. People look at you and think you're pretty. Now I can't even walk across the room without help." She has gained 35 pounds. Her skin is "like sandpaper." There are nodules, or bumps, on her wrists and knees. She dresses in loose-fitting muumuus because they are all she can manage to get on and off. She can't fasten a bra or comb her own hair. "I feel like an ostrich," she said. Scientists don't know what causes arthritis and there are no cures, only medicine to reduce the pain suffered in greatly varying degrees by some 20 million Americans, and patient in 5 who has a complete re-, mission, an inexpucaDie apparent end to arthritis in which the pain disappears although evidence of the disease still appears in X-rays and blood tests. Nearly all patients have periodic remissions which vary in lengtli. June has not been that fortunate yet. In 17 months, she has had two "good" days. But she is no longer ready to give up hope. "I've come a long way, babv." iff vf ' 1 INTRODUCING "TRISSI'S WOMAN" SEPARATES FOR THE FULLER FIGURE Welcome to the world of young-inspirit fashions! Now you can find good-looking sportswear separates that give a freedom of choice! All in a size range devoted to larger gals. Here; pull-on pants in beige, grey, or blue polyester. Sizes 32-38 15.00 Shirts in color-cued polyester prints. Sizes 38 -44 19.00 All from Custom Size Sportswear. DENIM GOES OUT ON THE TOWN Blue denims. How you gonna keep 'em down on the farm when they look as dashing as these! Sue Brett gives them the desired, well-scrubbed look too, with scientific pre-laundering and softening. Both in cotton. Sizes 6-14 Executive Suite III. Jumpsuit.quick on the drawstring, with offon hood 50.00 Dress with step-in front, elasticized waist with front buckle 42.00 ENJOY 3 HRS. FREE PARKING IN OUR SELF-PARK AND LOCK LOT WITH PURCHASE AUTHORIZERS IN SALES DEPARTMENTS WILL VALIDATE YOUR TICKET Christmas shop Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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