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Vicki: True Friends Are There for You When Life Happens
Vicki dishes on this week's RHOC and explains why she supported Shannon.
This week's episode shows that it is evident Meghan is definitely trying to be relevant amongst these women. For her to feel compelled to exclude Shannon out of her party I don't think was right. When I decided not to go to the charity event and instead be with Shannon, it's because I didn't want Shannon to feel all alone that night. Knowing that all the girls would be together and Shannon not being invited would have been very hurtful to her. I would have expected one of them to do the same for me. True friends are there for you when "life happens", whether it be a sickness, loss of a job, death of a loved one, relationship struggles or anything else. This is when you see the true colors of a friend, it's how they act when difficult situations occur.
It really was nice for me to see Meghan so supportive of Lee Ann (Jim's ex-wife) who is battling colon cancer. For my first time seeing Lee Ann (on this week's episode) she looked surprisingly good, because all through this season, Meghan kept referring her to "terminal" and therefore I expected her to look sick. I guess this just goes to show you that cancer really does have many "looks and symptoms" and just because you are walking around, travelling, working, and still being active doesn't mean you aren't sick. What this shows me is everyone has a journey after their diagnosis, and we are not privy to every little detail of their lives. I will continue to keep Lee Ann in my prayers for her family and for her healing. My cousin just had a double mastectomy on Friday due to a recent diagnosis of breast cancer, and she is 46 years old. It's not fair and it's not right and we should all ban together and support and uplift those that are diagnosed, not try and tear them down. By the way...I hate cancer!
It was interesting hearing Tamra on the plane heading to Napa with the ladies, when she commented about being "private" during difficult times in her life. I agree with her and it is very interesting that I can't try and remain private about dealing with Brooks' illness, because when I do I am accused of trying to hide something. It's very alarming and there are lots of double standards here.
When I went to Orlando to receive my insurance award, I flew Briana and her family to spend some time with me in Disney World after my convention ended. I was gone a total of 10 days. Brooks had received his chemo treatment on the front end of my trip, so when I returned home he was already through the worst part of his reaction. After he finishes his chemo treatments, it typically takes him 3-4 days to recuperate. Brooks has not had any chemo since filming that scene which was late January, as he elected to do a more aggressive approach of alternative treatments and immune system building therapy.
For those of you that liked my blue jacket I wore at dinner, you can purchase it on my e-boutique of www.mkcollabshopvicki.com. I love these clothes and you will see me wear many of these designs this season.
Lastly, please keep Brooks in your prayers on July 1st, as he will have another scan to see how he is progressing with his current treatment and we are hopeful it is working. Thank you everyone for all your love and support for him. He sincerely appreciates it.