Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Here is a link to a local newspaper article about my fight to find a cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Monday, June 8, 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
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!
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!
This a great article about how to keep your sanity as a caregiver to a rheumatoid arthritis patient:
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
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
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
Monday, June 1, 2009
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