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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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I'm BACK! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We all had a great time and I will post more later this week! EDIT: Go to 2lilpumpkins to see a small video of our vacayion. Read on »
I think I have been snickered... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Yes, I have come to the conclusion that a skinny nurse has finagled with the scale I weigh in at my nephrologist's office. That piece of metal "claims" that I have gained 10 p ... Read on »
Fun in the Sun by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Next week this time I will be giggling all the way down a water slide with my boys. Or perhaps sipping a frozen "adult" beverage while admiring the sound of the ocean. ... Read on »
I SCream...You SCream... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We all scream for ice cream!! Read on »
Update on my numbers.. by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Well, actually it is on my kidney numbers. I am not due for a huge autoimmune work up until transplant or August...whichever comes first. The cellcept was working for the 4 mo ... Read on »
Another Trip Down Memory Lane... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting These were taken just shy of 3 years ago. The boys have changed, yet still look the same compared to the last post. What do you think? I guess Braydon has done a ... Read on »
I was asked to spread the word for her... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine If you know someone who is interested in helping her, please contact Cindy Richards @ (205)939-6794. She is a CHILD who needs help! 13-year-old in need of kidney transp ... Read on »
Raynaud's with Sjogrens by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Another condition I get associated to Sjogrens is Raynaud's Phenonemon. Again, it is not unusual to get this with any autoimmune disease. Women are affected nine times more th ... Read on »
Mother's Day is just around the corner... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Mother's Day has a way with sneaking up on me...so this year I am doing things early! Here is John with his Mom Kathleen! Here is me and my mom! FYI...this was nearly ... Read on »
Vasculitis by Vicky .. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine One of my secondary conditions I occasionally get is called vasculitis. It is not unusual to get this with an autoimmune disease. There are many different types, but over al ... Read on »
Transplant on my mind... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have the whole kidney transplant on my mind lately. It comes in phases. LOL I am having it done at MUSC The following is from their Transplant Center; The Kidney Transp ... Read on »
Braydon's 3rd Birthday by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Braydon had his third birthday and had a blast! His good friends Jamari, Suzi, and Belle came over to enjoy the celebration with him. This is his best friend Belle. He does ... 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 »
Interesting Story by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was working over on the cancer clinic side at work and they had a news conference about free screenings of cervical and breast cancer for women over 40 that could not afford ... Read on »
Happy Easter! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The boys made their Easter eggs yesterday for the bunny. Grandma & Poppy Corbett sent them the kit to dye their eggs. They turned out bright and beautiful. Nolan ... Read on »
Superhero PJ's by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Here is Superman and Batman in their glory. The boys had spirit week at school and this particular day was "Pajama Day". They had a big PJ party! 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 »
Homemade catapillar invitations by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So, Braydon is turning three and I decided to make his invitations. It was very simple and I really just threw them together. You can make them more "perfect" if you'd ... Read on »