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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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Deal Or No Deal... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am in a crappy mood. I need to vent.... I can deal with the 9 tubes of blood taken every month. I can even deal with the actual discomfort I have been in. I can't dea ... Read on »
Desperate measures call for desperate times! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Nolan is 3 1/2 years old.... 3years, 6months, 3 weeks, 6 days old to be exact. He will not go poop on the toilet. AND YES...we have tried every imaginable trick to get him t ... Read on »
Diego Party....Part II by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Well, after we found the #4 birthday candle that the Bo-Bo's hid we had cake and icecream!! It was delicious. The icing was not that "sickening" sweet that you have to ... Read on »
DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis by Vicky .. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am outta commission because of a wonderful blood clot in my leg. I am lingering here and there, but will be back soon when I am out of the hospital. Anyone ever have one of ... Read on »
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) by Vicky .. Patient Expert 3 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The mad scientist/researcher is coming out again in me....this personality overtakes and consumes my thoughts for hours or even days at a time. This is just my own personal r ... Read on »
Excuse me....would you please pass a kidney... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine over to me? How do you even begin to ask people that? HELLO...it's an organ! I wish I had great news for everyone.....but I will be officially put on a live transpl ... Read on »
EYE...Chihuahua by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My eyes are not being nice. I finally got my drool back and now my eyes are dry. They hurt and look like I have one heck of a hangover. Dry eyes are one of t ... Read on »
Fall Foilage & A Great Friend's Wedding! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting John and I had a great time a few weeks ago when we went to New Hampshire to go to a great friend's wedding. Poppy and grandma in Rhode Island watched Nolan & Braydon. ... Read on »
Fall Foilage in New England by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I thought I would post a few gorgeous pictures of nature painting a beautiful scene. Enjoy!! Read on »
Father's Day! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Poppy Hann, Nolan, Braydon, And Daddy before pizza! Braydon making his pizza! Nolan Making his pizza too! We all had homemade pizza and went swimmi ... Read on »
FINALLY....news about MUSC by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have a kidney transplant class scheduled for Sept. 18th. It takes about 3 hours. It is the first step and is mandatory to attend if you are getting a transplant with MUSC. ... Read on »
Finally...Christmas Photos!! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Here are some of our Christmas pictures.....finally. Some pictures are from Christmas day and some are from Jan. 2 when our box from Rhode Island arrived. Read on »
Fingers just a tappin... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I still have not heard if I have been moved to the active list yet. I know that as soon as I am, testing will continue with the live donors. I need to get in touch with my l ... Read on »
Flowers by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Flowers planted outside by my boys and hubs. Read on »
Fortune Cookie Says.... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting "I went poop in the potty," Nolan stated at our dinner this past Sunday at our favorite Chinese restaurant. My hubby read what his fortune really said... "There are p ... Read on »
Fresh Clean Sheets & A New Quilt! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There is something about fresh clean sheets and a new quilt that makes me smile and feel good! I got this quilt a couple weeks ago while visiting my sister up in Tennesse ... Read on »
Friday favorites! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Irish eyes a Smilin..... Testing out the balancing act..... Making a funny face at Mommy and Daddy..... Introducing a professional tunnel runner..... ... Read on »
Friday Funnies by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I have not done this in awhile, so I thought I would write what my 2 lil pumpkins have been saying and doing lately that has made me snicker. **After Nolan was in "red" a ... Read on »
Friday Funnies! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting These are some of the things that my 2 boys have said recently that has made me laugh. I love the way they think! 1. "I need a breathing treatment on my neck." (Nolan ... Read on »
Friday Funnies! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting When Nolan and Auntie Crystal were playing with Lightning McQueen and Mater this past weekend (Nolan was McQueen and Auntie was Mater)......Auntie Crystal said "Hey.. ... Read on »