The newest RHOC star Peggy Sulahian was quick to open up to her co-stars on the show about her breast cancer battle, explaining that she had a double mastectomy in order to prevent a cancerous growth from spreading.
Peggy explaining her situation to the RHOC ladies had some of them confused and asking more questions, and now Peggy is opening up about how she regrets opening up about her journey.
“I’ve had a lot of health issues, and it struck me all of a sudden out of nowhere. It wasn’t a cancer scare; it was cancer. And it happened so fast that we needed to take it out in a matter of three months. It was very aggressive, even though it was small, but it was very aggressive,” Peggy shared, adding that the women’s “interrogation is not supportive,” though she admitted that she was “in denial” with her health issues at the time, especially since she had just dealt with the passing of her father. “So when they asked me, I was kind of dumbfounded that I had to think about my emotions at that time, my feeling how it was, and I just wanted to back up and say, ‘I don’t want to know that I did have it.’ So that’s how the miscommunication came across.”
Peggy told The Daily Dish she is “not happy” that she shared her cancer battle with the RHOC ladies. “They don’t deserve it. I’m not happy I discussed it. My whole intent was to have support from them, especially the first [dinner] at the Quiet Woman. Sitting there with five women, I wanted to express it, and I wanted to talk to them about it, to get feedback, have the support. I didn’t even get to talk about anything. I just sat there and watched the show with entertainment and food,” she said. “It’s pretty harsh, and if they say that it’s coming out of, ‘We’re just asking,’ it’s like, stab me in the back and say sorry. Who are you? Yeah, it doesn’t work with me.”
Now, when it comes to fans of RHOC, Peggy is very grateful for them reaching out and showing there support.
“The fans have been amazing with [sharing] their problems and ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting it out there.’ It’s amazing. ‘Thank you.’ That’s all I hear, that’s all I get, and that gives me strength. It’s given me a lot of strength to go on. I think they’ve been my support system,” Peggy said. “It’s amazing, really amazing. I’ve given them strength, but I’ve got strength more from them.”
This season we see Peggy getting ready for reconstructive breasts surgery, which includes getting expanders put it. “I would always be in pain. My arms would get numb. It was terrible having those expanders. It was terrible. I was hurting, nobody would see it, but I was in pain all the time. I would get expanders and go home, and I would just go in bed,” Peggy shared. “It’s like metal in you, and I did not know anything. I just went in blindsided. I had to do what I had to do.”
Peggy is very grateful to be getting back to regular life again. “What a difference,” Peggy said of how she feels today. “My color’s back.”
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