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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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When your sick with a cold by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine or bronchitis or a sinus infection or any other junk that involves boogies and/or cough....it is a real pain! Yes, I am whining....I am in that whining mood. I have bron ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Easter, one year ago. Read on »
Update on consignment shopping by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Well, I bought 35 pieces of clothing for around $88.00 for the boys. I was disappointed with the size 5 selection of shorts and pants though. On the upside I made nearly $50.0 ... Read on »
April is..... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Sjogrens Syndrome Awareness Month! Go here or here if you want to learn more information on what SS really is. Sjogren's World will really tell the truth of what it feels like ... Read on »
Shriner Circus Pictures! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the Shriner's Circus!! Braydon loved the elephants! Here was a lion who was actually acting like a big kitten. ... Read on »
What Does It Feel Like To Have Sjogrens? by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I get asked this a good bit, because on the outside I don't look sick. I hate to say that I am "sick", but in reality....I am. Sometimes I sit back and want to scream "TH ... Read on »
Which Heroine Are You? by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Take the Quiz here! You are Marianne Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility! You are impulsive, romantic, impatient, and perhaps a bit too brutally honest. You enjoy r ... Read on »
I am waiting for my trip by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I need to pack my suitcase. For my trip. A trip one day.... hopefully soon. It is the suitcase that needs to be packed with the essentials for when I get th ... Read on »
Circus Time Again by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We are going to the Shriner's Circus tomorrow night with the boys. (I am sorry if I offend anyone who is against going to the circus) I support the Shriners and what they do ... Read on »
SSA and SSB antibodies by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have a hard time trying to figure out what these little three letter words mean in the scope of bloodwork for Sjogrens patients. I have been doing a bit of research and my ... Read on »
Consignment Time!!! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Well, it is that time again to get rid of the older outgrown clothes and toys...and bargin shop for new ones with Upstate Kids. I LOVE this sale because I make enough to turn ... Read on »
Pizza making at grandma's house by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We made homemade pizza a couple of weeks ago at Grandma & Poppy Hann's house. It was scrumptous. The boys enjoyed making their pizza with their favorite toppings pe ... Read on »
Joyride with training wheels... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Fingers are clenched. I have that nervous yet excited feeling in the pit of my stomach. I finally made it up that huge first upward climb in this transplant roller coaste ... 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 »
Toadly Fun by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We took the boys to a "bouncy" toy indoor park today called Toadly Fun. It was cold and rainy out this past weekend. They had so much energy bottled up...this was our sol ... Read on »
Introducing Bob by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Here is a great blog about organ donor awareness and transplantation. It is called Bob's New Heart He is fabulous with writing about the latest news in the organ donation/tran ... 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 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 »
We had over 5 inches... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This was taken about 6:00 last night. It was still light out but we had thundersnow happening. Yes....we actually had thunderstorms with snow!! This was about 8: ... Read on »
SNOW????? by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting OMG! I think we will finally get our first snow fall later today and into tonight. I am like a kid and so excited!! My battery is charged in my camera so I can catch som ... Read on »