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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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Brick City Grille Review by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My Dearest Brick City Grille, Happy New Year! It has been almost a week since my family visited your establishment....and yet I still feel the need to write what exactly ... Read on »
MUSC Update by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine MUSC confirmed that the Cellcept is working! I am to stay on it for 2 more months at the same dose of 500 mg. twice a day. They also said that they will be "working up" my liv ... Read on »
What a way to bring in the New Year.... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine If you want a peek at what Hubs, my 2 boys, and I did New Year's Eve... sneak over to 2lilpumpkins. I woke up to Braydon (my youngest) being sick New Year's Day. That chi ... Read on »
Wizard Of OZ by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting HAPPY NEW YEAR!! John and I took the boys to see The Wizard of OZ on New Year's Eve. We had dinner at Brick City Grill in Greenville...which I won't go into details abo ... Read on »
Merry Christmas! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Just want to write a quick note. I had blood work drawn today and should know my numbers by next week. I have an appointment the 29th. I am laying low and trying to save up ... Read on »
Nolan's Christmas Program by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Nolan is the second from the left on the front row. I was so proud of him. He sang every song and was the leader of the chorus. He was very excited! They ... Read on »
Hair Today...Gone Tomorrow! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Kelly and Vicky at our Annual Teddy Bear Clinic My friend Kelly on the left has decided to come up with her own fundraiser for me... It is one that I honestly tr ... Read on »
Pictures with Santa! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Nolan and Braydon took a picture with Santa. Braydon was sitting too long on his lap. Braydon was off of Santa's lap real FAST! LOL At least they didn't cry like ... Read on »
A Day in the Park by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Poppy, Uncle Mark, Grandma, Nolan, and Braydon had so much fun! We had fun swinging! Here are some more pictures to enjoy! ***I have pictures ... Read on »
May I borrow your voice?? by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have no voice...Laryngitis. Is that how you spell it? This cold has kicked my butt. I feel a little better today. I received my "congratulations" letter from MUSC sta ... Read on »
My Head Feels Like It Has Helium In It! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I think I have a cold.... and it stinks....I went to be looked at because of the Cellcept I am on. I have to watch for fever, chest congestion, wheezing, or BIG sinus problem ... Read on »
Messiah College Reunion by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting On our way back from New England we went to my Hub's college reunion. They had a small museum in one of the Science Buildings. Here are a few pictures! Me and ... Read on »
I am in tears of thankfulness... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was going to wait to blog about this, but it can't wait. SAIC in Tennessee (where my sister Crystal works) is doing a silent bake auction for me today in their lobby of ... Read on »
Blog Award by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I was given an award from Kelly at Booda's Business. Thanks Kelly! Now to follow tradition....I am to give it up to 7 other people that I think have cool blogs! ... Read on »
Sites that help me... & update by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I thought I would mention a few of my favorite blogs or websites I like to frequent. All of them on my sidebar are great, but these are my favorites! Julia at Reasonably ... Read on »
Pappy has left the building.....we hope! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Well....I think we may have got Braydon away from the pacifier. He is now 2 1/2 years old. We have been "TRYING" to use it for night time only. Here is the Ode To The P ... Read on »
I am T-I-R-E-D! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Yes, I am dragging butt right now. I am not sure if I should blame the Sjogrens or the End Stage Renal Disease. I do know that I can partially blame the holidays. My Mom, ... Read on »
My Christmas Wish.... by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I have a lot to be thankful for. I enjoyed the turkey with all the trimmings just like most did. However, in the back of mind I kept thinking of what was going on in India. Th ... Read on »
Color Test! by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The Ultimate Color Test When you are at peace, you are: Energized and innovative When you are moved to act, you are: ... 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 »