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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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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 »
Just an Update by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Well, still waiting to see if someone else will be tested at MUSC. I feel like I am on hold once again...playing the waiting game. I have been tired too, my Doc allowed me to ... Read on »
What Sjogrens means to me....letter by letter by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine S Scary at times J Joint & muscle aches O Other people out there...I am not alone G Good days....& not so good days R Renal failure E Eyes feel like sand is always i ... 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 »
Been Busy!!! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am one of two people in charge of this year's cancer survivor's fashion show at the hospital I work at. It is tomorrow afternoon and I am EXHAUSTED!! I have had so much ... Read on »
Vitamin D3 and Kidneys by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I recently started taking vitamin D3 supplements. I decided to do my own research on what this means to the health of my kidneys. Here is my interpretation. Vitamin D is ... Read on »
Maybe next time... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I recieved a phone call this morning that Jordan will not be able to give me one of his kidneys. He only has one working and the other just isn't doing a thing. I am sure it ... Read on »
Not this one.... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Well, I received a phone call from Jenny and Jordan this morning. It seems he will not be able to give me a kidney. He really only has one kidney working. John and I are ... Read on »
Kidney Transplant Anyone? by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As many of you know I have been on the kidney transplant list since December. I have known I would need a transplant for about a year. The lack of posting is because I have be ... Read on »
Sorry...not been in a posting mood by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am sorry about the lack of posts. I am anxious to get the results of MUSC on Jordan. He goes in tomorrow and Thursday for testing. I have been really tired lately too. My pr ... Read on »
Let Me Introduce You To Jordan... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Jordan is my match and potential donor. He is Jenny's husband. If you visit my other blog, you probably know that Jenny is a good friend and a co-worker of mine. BTW she ... Read on »
Preschool Musical by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Nolan had the giggles the first few seconds. He said he was laughing at a man that was laughing at him! He loves the "big stage" to perform. Thanks to all the teache ... Read on »
It Has Been Awhile! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have been busy since we got back from our little vacation. (a much needed or else I was going to go crazy vacation) Nolan was in his end of the school year play that the 4K ... Read on »
My Rock Stars! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Nolan had a role in "Preschool Musical". He was a rock star. LOL His little brother Braydon wanted to support his brother...so he went as a rock star too. We have an ... Read on »
Flowers by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Flowers planted outside by my boys and hubs. Read on »
Ode To Procrit Injections & My Kidneys by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Oh procrit, you have helped me along the way, Giving me enough energy to feel okay. I guess you can say you have given me my life back, even though your sting is like ... Read on »