Real Housewives of New Jersey star Amber Marchese, who is already a breast cancer survivor, took to her Facebook page to reveal she is having surgery to remove a lump she found in her breast that could be cancerous. Marchese said she discovered the lump during a movie night with her husband Jim on April 3rd.
â€œI lifted my arms over my head, touched the side of my breast (I am not sure what made me do that) and there it was,â€ she wrote. â€œA small pea-sized, somewhat bean-shaped, lump.â€
Amber says the â€œlast few weeks have been hell,â€ living â€œin complete anxiety, fear, and stressâ€ and that â€œthe only thing on [her] mind [has been] that lump and [her] uncertain future.â€
Marchese underwent surgery on Monday to have the lump removed and biopsied.
â€œMy faith in God and my physical presence in Church gave me a sense of peacefulness,â€ she wrote. â€œIt is all going to be fine, regardless what the outcome. I am physically strong and through my spiritual faith, I am mentally strong.”
Marchese added, â€œI have turned to God and put my trust into Him instead of shunning Him away.”
“I am in the best physical condition of my life, lifting weights and I sometimes feel like supermom, but today I stand before you all, frightened,â€ she wrote. â€œI am not ashamed or afraid to admit it, but what I can say to you all is I have peace.â€
Update: Amber was happy to let her fans know that her surgery went well. “I’m out of surgery, and honestly I feel fantastic,” she revealed. “My throat is hurting a little bit from the breathing tube that they put down, but other than that it was perfect. I find out my results probably Friday, no later than Monday, so it’s going to be a heck of a week.”
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