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Vicky .. Patient Expert

Anderson, South Carolina
Hi, I am a mom with two toddlers living with a recently diagnosed autoimmune disease called Sjogren's Syndrome. This is causing my kidneys to fail and I am currently in the process of looking for a live donor to give me the gift of life through transplant. I write about my experiences as a mom... Full Bio
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"In a minute, Mommy" by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My youngest is taking after his older brother. You see, every time I ask Nolan to do something or to come here, his automatic response is "In a minute, Mommy." Now, for ... Read on »
"Show My Grin To Who"? by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was told I had mumps. I was told I had saliva sludge built up and told to suck lemon candy while massaging my chipmunk cheeks. Vicodin was given for pain....yes I was Chi ... Read on »
1st school project for Nolan by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This week is "take care of your pet week" at school for Nolan. He picked out a dog to have as his pet. It is a plastic yellow lab named Cheyenne. (he named her) They a ... Read on »
2 Great Gals In The UK! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have two blogs I follow from the UK. They are passionate about organ donation and are transplant recipients as well....just within the past year. Holly C. and Holly S. ... Read on »
21 tubes of blood on the wall..... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine 21 tubes of blood.....take one down and pass it around.....2o tubes of blood on the wall. That is no typo.....they took 21 tubes of blood from me yesterday! I talked to m ... Read on »
A bit on the tired side by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am having a few days of being fatigued. I think this it is mixed with laziness. Sometimes I wonder if I am being flat out lazy or if I really am exhausted. Is there ... Read on »
A change of Pace... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I thought I would put a couple of inspiring photos up of my 2 little pumpkins. They sure make the worst of days better. P.S. No news yet..... Read on »
A Chocolate Equation by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Braydon + Chocolate = BIG MESS (look at that those chocolate teeth) Read on »
A conversation with my ALMOST 4 year old by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was driving my two little munchkins to daycare this morning before I headed to work.... ME: "OHHHH, mommy is too tired to get out of this car and get you guys in ... Read on »
A Day in the Park by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Poppy, Uncle Mark, Grandma, Nolan, and Braydon had so much fun! We had fun swinging! Here are some more pictures to enjoy! ***I have pictures ... Read on »
A day of Doctors! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am happy to say that my numbers are the same or even better than they were in June. Still high...but not worse! It seems like the past year my numbers continued to get ... Read on »
A Day Of Putt-Putt by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Well.....they at least know that they use the stick to hit the ball! "I think the ball goes in this hole Daddy!" Daddy will show Nolan and Braydon where the ... Read on »
A little problem.... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We are having an issue with downloading pics from our vacation. Hopefully Hubs will have it fixed by this weekend. We are toooooo exhausted to worry about until then. I pro ... Read on »
a much needed absence by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have been a bit exhausted the past week, but feeling better. I will jump back on the Sjogrens bandwagon soon. I am still waiting to hear if any of my living donors will be ... Read on »
AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGHHHH! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine That is what I feel like doing right now....I still don't have the final thumbs up from MUSC! They can't seem to get a hold of my rhuemetologist. Is this my Rhueme from here ... Read on »
AAAACHHHOOOOO! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This is me...well it would be me if I was a man....Ohhhh you get the picture! I feel like I have had an 8 week cold. Just when I think I am better....my nose starts ... Read on »
All about me.......well kinda! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting First, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!! Sorry, I havn't posted in a week. I came down with a terrible cold and cough. Needless to say, I am a bit under the weather! But, I fee ... Read on »
An Amazing Little Four Letter Word.... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine HOPE It can really change the way you feel. I was depressed earlier this week and now I actually feel like I am becoming my old self again. The procrit injection was n ... Read on »
An update....kinda! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Sorry for the delay. I couldn't post anything on blogger yesterday!! I do have what I think is good news.... First, let me say that I still don't have the FINAL answer, ... Read on »
And The Winner IS... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting ****I will announce this by tomorrow morning.....tune in! :) Read on »