Last season during the RHOC finale, it was revealed that Vicki Gunvalson’s daughter Briana Culberson was diagnosed with Lupus, an incurable autoimmune disease that causes joint pain and fatigue.
â€œItâ€™s been a tough year for her. She was back at the doctor on Friday. Lupus has affected part of her heart, itâ€™s literally something every other week,â€ the O.G. Housewife told Page Six in a recent interview. â€œIt affects her in different ways, her immune system is very low.”
â€œYou know, sheâ€™s finding her way with what she can do with it, her health,â€ said Gunvalson, who noted that 30-year-old Culberson, who underwent surgery to remove enlarged lymph nodes in 2015, is currently working at a surgical center. â€œShe wants to work, she wants to be a nurse, but sheâ€™s limited.â€
Vicki revealed in July that Briana had an infection from a dirty scalpel that a doctor used in Oklahoma.
â€œIt almost killed my daughter,â€ Gunvalson said.
â€œ[The scalpel was infected] with feces from a previous surgery that day they put inside her body,â€ she shared. â€œSo, not good, she almost lost her leg. She almost died and all this stuff.â€ After that scare, Culberson was treated with three weeks of â€œIV antibiotics and got all of it out of her body.â€
â€œSheâ€™s a trooper, sheâ€™s young, sheâ€™s got age on her side,â€ Gulvason said. â€œSheâ€™s 30, people live with Lupus, itâ€™s just unfortunate. Sheâ€™s going to be okay.â€
We wish Briana the best.
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