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.
“It’s been a tough year for her. She was back at the doctor on Friday. Lupus has affected part of her heart, it’s literally something every other week,” the O.G. Housewife told Page Six in a recent interview. “It affects her in different ways, her immune system is very low.”
“You know, she’s finding her way with what she can do with it, her health,” 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. “She wants to work, she wants to be a nurse, but she’s limited.”
Vicki revealed in July that Briana had an infection from a dirty scalpel that a doctor used in Oklahoma.
“It almost killed my daughter,” Gunvalson said.
“[The scalpel was infected] with feces from a previous surgery that day they put inside her body,” she shared. “So, not good, she almost lost her leg. She almost died and all this stuff.” After that scare, Culberson was treated with three weeks of “IV antibiotics and got all of it out of her body.”
“She’s a trooper, she’s young, she’s got age on her side,” Gulvason said. “She’s 30, people live with Lupus, it’s just unfortunate. She’s going to be okay.”
We wish Briana the best.
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