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Kim's Battle of the Bed

Kim explains why it was so hard for her to rest post-nose surgery.

Hi everyone! Hope You are having a great week so far! So I want to give you little update on the whole nose situation!!!

My surgery went amazingly well, and I really wasn't all that nervous. Although I did have some last-minute fears about letting go of my old nose. Hehe! So I reached out to my sisters, Kathy and Kyle, before I made the big step that morning! After carefully considering and being well aware of my sobriety, Dr. Grigoryants and I (along with my other doctor) moved forward with my surgery!

I love my doctor. He made this a great experience for me! As for me, I felt quite reassured when I saw him that morning rested and happy. His surgery room was clean, haha! And the people he had working with him made feel safe. All in all, it was a great experience!

My daughter Brookie was there for me when I woke and she was there to take me home and tucked me in my bed. XOXO! My good friend Melody Ganouna of 20 years was there to relieve my Brookie. Melody has been a great friend to me over the years and has been doing my hair and make up and was there to lend support to me and to take care of me when I came home from my surgery. Then after a little nap, my sister Kyle was there.

She gave me the rundown on what went down in Vegas! I can't say I'm sorry I missed it! One more drama I missed! Sorry girls I'd rather be getting my nose done! I was excited for Kyle to see me and my nose, and I was glad to spend some time with her. My kids were at my side the whole time after my procedure and I have amazing friends. That were with me everyday! The hard part was keeping me down! I had no pain, no swelling, and no bruising!!! So I kept wanting to run around and do things, but, of course, my kids and friends were encouraging me to stay in bed! So it was Battle of the Bed! Haha! Oh yeah and then there's Dr. G! He was calling and stopping by! So I was quickly jumping back in bed with ice again! Haha!

I have to admit it was really fun to watch the girls in Vegas on the stripper pole! You go Brandi! I mean they all did a really well, but Brandi took the cake!

Because they were having a hard time keeping me down, I was really excited when Lisa's tea party came along! Finally I could get out of the house! I was so ready to go. I mean it's only been like five days or so, but I was still ready. Although I had bandages on my nose, it was just us girls so I thought it would be fun.

I was getting dressed and our new puppy Kingsley (who is a wonderful, amazing, lovable addition to our family) jumped up and hit the bottom of my nose! My bandage and cast flew off! I I've never felt pain like that!

Thank god, my friend Melody was there! Called Dr. Grigoryants, who was here within 20 minutes! Because my nose was only less than five days post surgery, all the bones were very fragile and not secure in place. It created swelling immediately -- leaving a bump in the center of my new nose! But I don't hold anything against Kingsley for it though. I don't know what hurt more: when the dog hit it or when Dr. Grigoryants pushed it back to the center of my face! The pain was excruciating!

Once Dr. G left and I calmed down, I called Lisa and told her that I wouldn't be able to make it. She was very understanding and pleasant. Watching the episode it was so nice to see that she told the girls I wouldn't be attending. She explained to them what happened. Everyone expressed some concern and then continued on with their luncheon. It was nice to not the be the topic of conversation -- unlike in other situations where they talk behind my back! Even as recently as Las Vegas! As if myself and my doctors were not aware of the seriousness of this disease or had not taken my SOBRIETY into account! My sobriety is the most important thing in my life. My sobriety is my life.

Then everyone went on enjoying -- or not enjoying their lunch?!? It was so nice to see. Maybe they are really beginning to grow up and start respecting one another -- or least me!!?? Made me feel so good!

Although once again the conversation at the table. . .I would have rather been hit in the nose then sit through that!

We had to wait several months to see, but the bump was still there. I went into the office and with a very sharp needle and small injection to the top of my nose, he was able to restore the original beauty that he once created giving me the nose that I love! it is still beautiful and I'm truly grateful. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE MY DOG AND MY NOSE! Hehe. . . and my Dr. Grigoryants

If you need a make-up person call Veronique ( Melody) Ganouna. She's the best!

Until next week

Kim -- a truly happy person, mom,dog owner and new noser

Have a good one! XO!

Brandi: You Can't Confirm What Didn't Happen

Brandi questions some of the ladies' motives, plus gives an interesting update on her relationship with LeAnn. 

Hey, My Bravoistas!

I’m in my American Airlines' seat 36 hours later, flying back home from NYC, thankful to be on a safe path home. My prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the downed German airliner in the French Alps this morning. I cannot imagine the pain being experienced by these families at this moment, which shockingly has led me to add a new person into my flight prayer today...my children’s stepmom. Don’t get me wrong--not everything is yet copasetic, but my children love her, so she is now in the “flight prayer,” differences aside. Now on a happier RHOBH note, last night’s WWHL with Andy was sooooo fun! No drama for once!

NEWS FLASH! Please watch for my new Sonoma County Chardonnay “Unfiltered Blonde,” to launch in April!

As I look over this past season, all I can say is it’s been an odd one. There were so many fun moments that got lost in the drama and so many weeks of fun you never saw at all. I wish you had, but I'm not in control of everything we get to see. I’d like to remember having fun with Kim “stalking” my now boyfriend J.R. That was such a crazy fun girls' night, Lisa R. being chased by killer bees, Yolanda and her Facetime confusion and meeting her family for the second time this--time in Holland, the Foster Foundation Extravaganza, “singing” at Lisa V.’s birthday party, and Kyle pretending to be a caring sister and owning yachts and planes…haha.
Ok, I’ll behave.

Here we are at the last episode of the season, yet, it seems most are still stuck in the beginning. I wish we weren’t, and I would dearly like to leave “Poker Night” behind. However, one person continues to make it the focal point of every interaction from when it happened and far into the three-part reunion.

This episode opens with Rinna tearing down a swing set, but her home interviews are still about what she perceives as Kim’s issues to be, not the actual touching moment of what the swing set tear-down symbolizes or her own family (I can't wait for her daughters to write their Brooke Shields-style memoir when they are age appropriate). LR says she feels sorry for Kim and cares about Kim and wishes Kim well. The truth is a lot less pretty. Some people have been attacking Kim’s sobriety online this week, but we won’t name names. BTW, Kim is sober and not online. She is busy caring for serious ill family members and driving back and forth to doctors and hospitals and being strong for her family.

Next we see Nicky Hilton’s book signing--sister Paris and mom Kathy Hilton are there. Looks like a great party and congrats to Nicky on her style book. Camille looks gorgeous as usual. Kyle angrily flips her hair, because Kim was wearing a shirt that she carries at “her” shop, but didn’t buy it there...whatever. Then Kyle whispers about her sister Kim to Lisa V. and Camille.
Kyle then tells them she is confused and impatient that Kim hasn’t confronted me over her third-hand Lisa R. gossip. She states Kim WILL be hurt and broken hearted over what “I” said… Kyle seems way too overy excited about that happening, which I find kind creepy. Why would anyone WANT their sister to be hurt or in pain?!

The preparations for Adrienne’s party are in full swing next. Lisa V. is fretting it, Kim is casually discussing the intervention GOSSIP with her makeup artist before the party, I’m getting ready and waiting for my friends and my date.

Adrienne’s party is the big finale of our journey this year. Everyone is there, and Adrienne always excels at events. So here we go. First off, my mind was not on the party at all. My father was recently hospitalized, and I didn’t leave his side for two weeks. It was very serious, but I had to return home to my boys. He was still not conscious, but I needed to get home to run my household--a party was the last place I wanted to be, but I had promised. That’s why I decided to bring the few people that I felt I could depend on in that moment. My friends and J.R. have been there for me during my father’s health scare and over more then a month of hospitalization--that was and is what remains what’s important to me.

The party seems like it was fun for a lot of people who weren’t involved in Kyle and Lisa. R.’s drama. I wish I were one of them, but in a way I was. As much as Kyle relished telling Kim the hurtful gossip she heard from LR, what she wanted to happen didn’t happen. There was no argument between Kim and I. We were happy to see each other. We spoke easily. I was busy worrying about my Dad; she was busy with her family.

What we saw on the finale was an efficient Kim quietly confronting Lisa R., then leaving Lisa R.'s table somewhat amused. Lisa R. couldn’t confirm the veracity of her gossip, because I DIDN’T SAY IT. Thanks again to Bravo for showing the truth in a flashback last week.

So, Kim knew who was who and what was what. The entertainment of the night was provided by Lisa R. going radio silent while Kyle begged for corroboration on her dramatic intervention gossip. Watching Yolanda, Eileen, and Lisa V. urge Lisa R. to support Kyle and verify her hurtful gossip was almost amusing. You can't confirm what didn't happen, can you?

In the end, I left the party early. Why? Not because of a past friendship with Lisa V. It's not her that made me cry--I was crying for my father, my dad! I was in no place to be at a superficial party, discussing a superficial incident with a person who was clearly not a friend, not that night. I said I would show up, and I did. After that, I wanted to be with my real close friends and family. Since this party my dad came out of the ICU and after 2 entire months and after a long stressful time I want to thank Dr. Allen Morris and all the doctors and nurses at Mercy General Hospital of Sacramento for saving my dad's life yet agin for the second time in 15 years. He is doing much better and continuing his hope of a full recovery. I am so thankful to all the people who were there for me and continue to be here for my family and I.

THAT is what life’s about, being with the people who truly love and care about you and the feelings are reciprocated.

As you hear, at the end of the finale, I am wistful, yet, wiser, and I think in a stronger place. I love and loved being there for Kim and being Kim’s friend, and I love that she was, is, and has been here for me. Even more so, I'm grateful and blessed to have Yolanda in my life; she is no bullsh--. Even when suffering herself, she is still so selfless. Yo is very special to me, I love her, she gets me, we have fun together, and I value every moment we spend together. I always will. As for the rest, I hope to share laughs and fun again, maybe tears, but hopefully only joy.

Peace Out. (deuces MFs--JK)

XOXO,

B

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