Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki discusses her daughter's illness, her showdown with Alexis, and more.

on Feb 10, 2010


Well the weeks are flying by - only a few more episodes and then we will pass the baton onto NYC. I hope you are enjoying this season. To tell you the truth, the last few weeks have been difficult for me to watch. I lived the drama and the bickering once already and then to re-watch it only stirs up the sadness and emotion that I felt during those times. It's good to put them behind us. I don't live my life that way and don't have any conflicts in my "real reality," so it's definitely hard to watch "TV reality" with the other girls.

Well, this week you saw Briana tell me about her thyroid condition. I actually couldn't believe she was telling me that she had thyroid nodules. I wanted someone to pinch me and tell me it was just a nightmare. Briana hasn't actually felt right for a couple of years, and her thyroid condition is possibly the reason. She was able to get through her college and graduate, but used to tell me, "Mom, I just don't feel good." No one could ever find out what was wrong with her, until this recent diagnosis. We had the biopsy during the summer and it was benign (thank God) and the Dr. told her to come back in February to see if they have grown. Well unfortunately they have grown, and we will be praying for another benign biopsy next week. Please keep her in your prayers for me. She's my baby and I just want her to be healthy, isn't that every mother's wish? It definitely puts all of this "junk" that you see on TV in perspective when you are facing health issues. The disagreements with the women or arguing and challenging me all the time really doesn't matter to me anymore. I have an amazing career and great family and that's all that is important.

Going to San Francisco and seeing Tamra after Lynne's dinner night was good. Until watching last week's episode, I had NO idea that Tamra spoke so poorly of me at the dinner table after we left. I guess it's better off I didn't know about it, because it would have made the tension between us pretty bad on that trip. At least this way I was able to go and have a nice time with her without having my feelings being hurt. Even though I was upset with her comments to me while I was there about Simon, I knew she was doing what she had to do to keep peace in her marriage.