Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Health Care Rally this Friday

I want to invite everyone to a health care rally at Dodge Park in Sterling Heights, MI, this Friday June 26th from 4-7 pm ...FREE FOOD (healthy of course)!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Arthritis Prevention Control and Cure Act of 2009

Attention all Arthritis Sufferers:

Do you have Arthritis? 46 million Americans have one or more forms of the 100 different forms of Arthritis. I know. I am just one. I was born with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 35 years ago. I have suffered tremendously at the hands of this progressive, incurable disease. It is now time for me to put up my dukes and fight. Not just for me, for all the patients who are too disabled to fight for themselves. I have endured 35 years of discrimination from many sources: students, teachers, family, friends but most of all strangers staring. No one quite knows how to react when they hear my story. That's why I'm gonna keep on tellin' it. I want people to stop looking at me like I'm joking or I'm flat out lying, when I say "I was born with Arthritis". This is not an old person's disease. 300,000 children in the US has one form or another of Juvenile Arhtritis. We need not be ashamed. It is not our fault. No one is to blame. There, no more blaming.

How do we fix this problem? First things first, pass the Arthritis, Prevention, Control and Cure Act of 2009 (S984). This is a must! Please follow this link and READ THE BILL! http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:S.984: Then, call your Senators to co-sponsor this bill. We almost had it passed last year but the economy fell apart. If you need any information on arthrits the best place to start is www.arthritis.org This is the website to the Arthritis Foundation. They are there to help us. They have given me a new lease on life and I will always be grateful to them for showing me I can make a difference. If I can do it, you can do it to! Peace and Blessings, Vicki

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Get Sick-Go Bankrupt! The American Way

Hi Everyone,

These statistics are scary.  Please forward this article to as many people as possible.  If we are all paying so much in insurance, co-pays, deductibles, etc.  Why don't we pay ourselves the money (taxes, we actually ARE the government and own all assets) instead of lining the fatcats on wall street (insurance giants like AIG, who we had to pay anyway, again).  This is what a single payer system would actually do.  I have done research on other countries health systems.  Ever notice how the new and exciting research studies come from Europe? They have it right when it comes to health care.  The insurance companies are scared they won't be able to get their million dollar bonuses anymore, once the taxpayers figure out that the government insurance is BETTER and cheaper than private.  I know, I have had both.  Please let me know your opinions!

How to Use Twitter to Track Chronic Pain Levels by Lisa Copen

This is a great idea for those of us in chronic pain sitting on our couch using a laptop, sound familiar?  I'm gonna start using this.  My Dr's are gonna freak!  It will make their job so much easier.  Thanks to Lisa Copen for writing this! You go girl!

10 tips for Rheumatoid Arthritis Caregivers

This a great article about how to keep your sanity as a caregiver to a rheumatoid arthritis patient:


A new day of gratitude

Today's Gratitude List:

I am grateful to God for giving me a new day
I am grateful for my sobriety, without it I have nothing
I am grateful for my husband
I am grateful for my family and friends
I am grateful for this new outlet to meet the the rest of the world
I am grateful for my disease, without difficulties life would be boring
I am grateful for my openmindedness
I am grateful for all of you
Vicki Nicholls

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Today is our 3rd wedding anniversary.  I am so blessed to be married to my best friend.  We have had an amazing 3 years and will have many more to come.  

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

STOP discrimination!

Many insurance companies think they have the right to not cover Rheumatoid Arthritis.  This is pure discrimination.  300,000 children in America suffer from Juvenile Arthritis.  I was born with this disease.  Please go viral with this info.  Vicki Nicholls, Angels for Arthritis 

Morning Everyone!

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.  I am so blessed to be able to connect with so many people who understand me.  Thanks to all readers of this blog.  You help me every day!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Another surgery on the horizon

Just went to Dr.. I will have to get a synovectomy.  They take out most of the synovium in my knees.  Anyone had or know someone that had this done?  Would welcome any comments, thanks!  Vicki