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Nikki .. Patient Expert

Chicago, Illinois
Hi, I am a 35 yr old single woman trying to figure out where I belong in this world and who I really am. I am a nurse, a Lupus patient, Healthcare Advocate, an Aunt, a Daughter, a Niece, a Grandaughter and a friend. I have a million things running through my head and I hope I can make a... Full Bio
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NEWS.................... by Nikki .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_empty.aspx?articlei Read on »
manifestations... by Nikki .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=387155446941351601&hl=en Read on »
living Lupie by Nikki .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Hi, My computer went down and i haven't been able to post. thankfully a friend of mine had an extra laptop and i am borrowing that for now. I don't just want to ... Read on »
Second Enrtry..... by Nikki .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Hi, It took me awhile to actually get up enough courage to start writing. I have been encouraged that live blogging is a great outlet. I honestly am not sure ho ... Read on »
Intro..... by Nikki .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Hi, I decided to blog about My Life. I have gone back and forth with the idea of blogging for a long time. I decided to finally give it a shot. I hope to m ... Read on »
Living Lupie part 2........... by Nikki .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus My computer crashed! Thankfully my good friend had an extra laptop laying around, so I am able to be back online again :) In the last few weeks, the long term disab ... Read on »
Who am I ????? by Nikki .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Hi, It's been a while since I last Blogged. I think I am trying to figure out why I am blogging? I keep thinking I don't have anything meaningful to say and just bla ... Read on »
A Beautiful Day..... by Nikki .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus The weather is clearing up, finally!!! This crazy Chicago winter is coming to an end!!!! It's beautiful to even walk to my car. I realize I need to be thankful more ... Read on »
Great New Site! by Nikki .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus http://lupusbutterflies.ning.com/ I was sent this site by a fellow Lupie on Myspace. Seems like i great site...Check it out!! :) Read on »
Cover America and Consumer Report needs your Healthcare Story!! by Nikki .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Hey Everyone, My best friend pointed this out. For all of us who have and will have issues with medical insurance, pleae read the link and take the time to submit your s ... Read on »
Sun Times article regarding a bill about cobra health insurance by Nikki .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Lipinski, Kirk seek life extension of COBRA HEALTH INSURANCE | Push legislation to drop time limit May 30, 2008Recommend (18) BY MONIFA THOMAS Health R ... Read on »
Healthcare.... Our RIGHT to be safe.... Stay Informed! by Nikki .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus America’s Health Care System Is Broken ( Copied from Consumers Union Article) Americans worry about being able to afford the health care they need A N ... Read on »
AGHHHHH! cancer, stress and life..... by Nikki .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Well, the last few months have been loooong. My dad was diagnosed with Bladder Cancer around April. This past Thursday he had bladder removed. My heart breaks for him. T ... Read on »
What's going on inside my head... by Nikki .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus I've had a ton of things running through my mind lately... just haven't written them down. This is probably why my my thoughts won't shut off. In December I started ... Read on »
Update by Nikki .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Hello again, The Lupus has been causing problems with my lungs. I had to increase my Prednisone dose to 30mg a day (taken along daily with my 100mg of Imuran and 40 ... Read on »
Good site for people who are disabled by Nikki .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus http://www.icanonline.net/channels/employment/ Read on »
Employers harming people??? by Nikki .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Employers use federal law to deny benefits Saturday July 5, 11:31 pm ET By Mark Sherman, Associated Press Writer Workers -- and some judges -- frustrated in lega ... Read on »