Vicki Gunvalson: I Actually Downplayed My Injuries

Vicki Gunvalson: I Actually Downplayed My Injuries

"I was proud of Heather and Tamra for voicing their opinion to Shannon and Meghan on their choice to not come see me at the hospital."

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Tamra Confronts Meghan and Shannon About Not Visiting an Injured Vicki

I have to share with you guys that Monday nights have been pretty tough lately to re-watch and relive our accident. You know I love what I do. I know how fortunate I am to run a successful insurance business and also be a part of the RHOC. On any given day I am focused on all the new great things we are doing at Coto Insurance and at the same time I so much appreciate all of you joining me on Facebook and Instagram. You guys have no idea how much those interactions mean to me so I thank you. I really appreciate the energy, but of course I also know you want my thoughts on Monday’s episode, so let’s start where it makes the most sense.

I’m so completely exhausted about Shannon continuing to say I lied about cancer. I didn’t! I’ve told her multiple times to call my ex-boyfriend if she wants to continue to talk about this and take it up with him and ask him all the questions she needs to ask because I don’t have all the answers as to why he did what he did. Can this woman never move on? What is her mission??? I have talked about this over and over and over again and all I can say is I wasn’t part of any scam and I’m fed up with her continuing this. I have so many people in my life that have cancer, had cancer or have passed away from cancer that it’s something that is very personal to me. Bottom line is, I loved a man who told me he was sick. I believed him and expected this group of friends to believe him too. It’s been over a year now and I am tired of hearing her say that I lied and now SHE is the one who is lying about me. For those of you that haven’t read his “statement” he did with People magazine back in March, here it is. He clearly states in there that I was never in on a cancer scam so I really wish that this would stop. It’s exhausting!   

Watching the girls handle the situation the way they did was heartwarming and also shocking. For Tamra, Heather and Kelly to react to Shannon and Meghan the way they did by not going to the hospital to be with me was really nice to see. I loved all the girls coming over to see me and more importantly I love the friendship that Tamra and I have. The accident was one of the scariest things I have ever been through. It’s hurtful for anyone to say I exaggerated any of my injuries for attention. I actually downplayed my injuries because I was afraid of anyone saying I was exaggerating my injuries for attention. I was hurt, Tamra was hurt, and so were Kelly and Heather. I had to take a few weeks off of work, had numerous doctor visits, multiple MRI’s, CT scans and physical therapy sessions to stay on top of the healing process and the injury. I have a file of doctor’s reports and tests that show my injuries. I had never had a concussion before, and Tamra’s description of how she felt was spot on. It was like someone “rang our bell”, our words were not always coming out right and we were both extremely fatigued.

Shannon Questions Vicki's Accident Photos

When Meghan showed Shannon the picture of me on the stretcher, I found it very ODD that Shannon was focused on the PICTURE and how it was taken, versus the condition I was in. Just to clear this up, Kelly had my phone and took a photo of me going on the stretcher to take me to the helicopter. When I was in the emergency room waiting for my scans to be done, I went through my photos and saw that one and actually texted it to Meghan to show her the condition I was in. It wasn’t anything more than that, so for Shannon to make the snarky comments that she did about me is just plain ignorant and insensitive. Why couldn’t she focus on the injury and situation I was in, not who took the picture or why it was texted to Meghan. Her lack of sensitivity was shocking.

I was truly sick to my stomach watching this episode as it pertained to Shannon. This woman has zero compassion and her true colors really showed. I have to say even in the state of our friendship now, I absolutely would have driven 45 minutes to be with her if the roles were reversed. We have known each other for three years now and even though she has fixated in her brain that I lied about Brooks, I would have still gone to the hospital to see if she needed anything. I told the ladies on the phone when they were back at camp that my clothes were cut off me and I was alone. I had no purse, no shoes and no clothes. I went home from the hospital in a paper top and bottoms because those ladies elected NOT to run by a store and grab me something to wear even after they knew my condition. I would have done it for them, without thinking twice.

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Meghan Finally Apologizes to Heather After the Accident

I was proud of Heather and Tamra for voicing their opinion to Shannon and Meghan on their choice to not come see me at the hospital. I appreciated Meghan coming over to my house a few days later and giving me her side of the story and the lack of information that was relayed to her. I chose at this time in my life NOT to carry grudges, forgive when asked for forgiveness, to talk things out and attempt to move on, and that’s what I am going to do with this. I truly believe that Meghan did not mean to be hurtful to me and she proved it by taking the time to come over to see me. It meant a lot to me and I am thankful that she did that.

Just like I said at the beginning of this blog, even though it’s a struggle and it’s been tough some days juggling filming, press and working at my business Coto Insurance, I truly love what I do in the insurance world and I feel fortunate to be part of such a great franchise with Bravo. Thanks to all of you, our ratings are stronger than ever and our viewership keeps climbing. I also appreciate how many of you reach out to learn more about what we do here at Coto Insurance for our clients and want you to be aware September is life insurance month. Please visit me at for a free quote and see if we can either enhance your coverage or start a new policy for you or a loved one.

I hope you will follow me on Facebook if you want to catch one of my #VickiLive streams moving forward. I hope you have a great week. Woo Hoo!


Vicki Gunvalson

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