Real Housewives of Orange County star Peggy Sulahian is clarifying her breast cancer story, because her co-stars and viewers have been quite confused about what really happened.
Peggy confirmed that she was given a cancer diagnosis after a lump was found in her breast. Sulahian says fans may be confused because she wasn’t speaking clearly at lunch with Shannon Beador earlier in the season.
“I was in denial, and I don’t want to sit there crying, because it hasn’t hit me yet, because I was still dealing with my dad’s death. So it’s been a mess. I was on medication. I was in pain; my face color is different, my tone is different,” Peggy told the OC Register. “You can hear me stutter, because my breasts were hurting so bad… they were expanding it and that pressure, it feels like metal in there, and I was just not a happy person.”
Peggy shared how her mother passed away from breast cancer at the age of 51. “Breast cancer has haunted me most of my adult life. I hate the word and the disease. Personally, I have pushed it out of my mind and accepting the fact that I had cancer is surreal. My biggest fears had come to life. Not only had it taken my mother from me, but it loomed in the back of my mind,” Peggy wrote in a blog. “If I am confusing to all the ladies, it is because I don’t want to speak of my cancer, but I’ve realized it connects to viewers and their stories.”
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