This the second time the 20-year underwent surgery for a brain tumor. When Victoria was 10 she fainted on the beach during a family vacation and after numerous test discovered a benign brain tumor. Unfortunately the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars have had to relive the terrible nightmare all over again.
Kathy tells Ok Magazine that Victoria has been feeling off and a second tumor was discovered. "We just passed her 10-year anniversary of the surgery, and she’s telling me that she’s just feeling off. She’s saying, ‘Mom, I just don’t feel right.’ She’s been experiencing some major headaches. She said, ‘Since it’s my 10 year anniversary, maybe we should make an appointment for a follow-up, an MRI just to check on things.’ The radiologist, he read it right on the spot. He said, ‘I think that there is some obstruction.’"
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Richie Wakile explains that a portion of the tumor had regrown and was obstructing the flow of spinal fluid to the brain. "It wasn’t as large as it had grown previously," Kathy describes. "We [had] the same surgeon and he knew exactly what he had to do. It was a quick stay, and she once again broke all the recovery rules." As a result of her experiences Victoria is in school studying to be a nurse.
Victoria's surgery occurred 2 weeks ago and took over 10 hours!
Today Victoria is recovering and doing phenomenally. "She’s great," Kathy gushes. "They initially get her out of bed after two days, and the doctor told her to get on her phone and text her friends. Yesterday, she was out of the house all day with her friends. Today we went to her campus to talk to her advisors and get all of her work from her professors."
As an update Victoria shared on instagram that she had her stitches removed. "It's true when they say you don't know how strong you are until being strong is your only option," Victoria wrote. "Today I got my staples out.. The last thing that was keeping me from making my way to a full recovery. I couldn't be happier! I am so blessed to have bounced back this quick. God is so good to me! I'm BACK and better than EVER!"
Kathy shared a photo of Victoria's scar. "My baby had a #braintumor but it DID NOT HAVE HER!!@victoriawakile staples came out today!#BrainTumorThursday #GodIsGreat"
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GET WELL SOON VICTORIA AND CONTINUE TO STAY STRONG AND BEAT THE ODDS!