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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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Introduction To Kidney Disease by Vicky .. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I had answered an interesting question earlier today. Not once, but twice. "Why don't doctors clean out a person's kidney with special instruments? Get in all the nooks an ... Read on »
My battery in my camera was dead...SIGH by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We went to the duck pond today and fed the ducks and geese. We took the boy's friend that lives next door with his Daddy too. I wanted to catch some great updated pictures and ... Read on »
Can Transplant Recipients Take Characteristics From Their Donors??? by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Hmmmm.....very strange, but fascinating. Seems to happen with heart transplant survivors. Check out this link. What do you think? Read on »
Making Valentines by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Nolan enjoys making his cards for his classmates! This year we picked up postcards in different shapes and colors and decorated them with fun zoo animals themed ... Read on »
Why I Do What I Do.... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine These are my 2 lil pumpkins about 2 years ago. Unknown to me at this time my kidneys were really going down hill. I knew I had sjogrens, but I didn't know it was attacking ... Read on »
Testing 1...2...3 Testing by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting HA! My Blogger is working at home now! YIPPEE! I can post pictures. These 2 pictures were taken about a week ago. Nolan likes to build and draw buildings right now. ... 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 »
My World Tuesday!! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I thought I would join my mother-n-law in her weekly " My World Tuesday". So, this is my world in downtown Anderson, South Carolina. The first picture is of our pol ... Read on »
Hmmmm....need to find something to write about by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Not too much has been happening with the boys. I need to take updated pictures and post them. We got a present from Grandma, Poppy, and Uncle Mark in Rhode Island. A web cam ... Read on »
Light At The End Of The Tunnel?? by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Well.....I received some pretty good news from MUSC yesterday. It is official....I respond well to cellcept for my Sjogrens Syndrome. Of course this is used in larger doses ... Read on »
The Vampire Results Are In... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I had bloodwork done last week and here are the latest set of numbers. (Sorry, I like to put them on here because it helps me have a place that I write them down and not lose ... Read on »
King Tut by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Hubs and I went to see the King Tut Exhibit in Atlanta a couple weeknds ago. You can view some of the artifacts on their website I love history and everthing it about it. ... Read on »
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 »
Celine Dion Concert in Atlanta by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I won these tickets thanks to Magic 98.9. Normally, I would not have ventured to buy tickets to see Celine, but since they were free....I thought why not? I must say that ... Read on »
I had a blast this past weekend... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Ok...a break from all the medical blogging! My hubs and I went to Atlanta this past weekend WITHOUT the kids. It was nice. I had won tickets to Celine Dion. I'll admit she ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It is amazing what the boys looked like a year ago! This was exactly a year ago.... AND NOW 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 »
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 »
How Vicky Got Her Drool Back... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I had forgotten what it felt like to wake with a damp pillow. I know...GROSS! But...hey...we all do it. (especially during a stuffy nose and cough that won't go away) ... 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 »