It's been a bad week for Brandi Glanville, and it's about to get worse. She admitted herself that she came off as "an a-hole" in Monday night's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills episode. But much worse than that, Glanville's doctors have confirmed they found a tumor in her breast, and she'll have to have surgery so they can remove it.
But if you're going to go under the knife, Glanville is doing it the best way possible. She already knows she does not have breast cancer.
Doctors already tested Brandi's breast tumor and have been able to determine it's benign. Phewww! That explains why her tweets this week have been all about banal moments like taking her crappy performance on Monday night's Housewives and her son's soccer game.
If there's a way to be stress-free about surgery, Brandi's coming as close as you can get.
Still, surgery is surgery. This is not one of those "oh those twee Housewives are doing something crazy" again stories. This is serious business.
There is always risk involved with surgery, even if you're a Real Housewife with access to some high-priced doctors. There are the risks associated with anesthesia, the chance that something can go wrong in surgery, but there's also the emotional part in all of this. Knowing you have something wrong in your body, even if it's benign, is not an easy thing.
I won't compare it to actually finding out you have breast cancer, but let's get real here: we aren't supposed to find things growing inside our bodies, benign or not. That's scary! And it's scarier still to think of what could have been, that she came "thisclose" so to speak to a breast cancer diagnosis.
Not to mention inding one tumor is bound to mean a lot of double checking in the future: extra mammograms, more pressure on monthly exams ... This is hardly a walk in the park for Brandi here.
Good thing Brandi has plenty of ladies on her side. As she told IN Touch:
I'm anxious about the recovery but have great friends who will be playing nurse.
Have you ever found something growing on or in you that had to be removed? Any tips for Brandi on dealing with all the emotions?
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