It seems we can’t go for one season or even one episode with some sort of cancer-related drama on The Real Housewives of Orange County. Although this week it’s not about Brooks Ayers for once. Newbie Peggy Sulahian is addressing her breast cancer diagnosis and her frustration with two-faced co-stars.
Peggy shares in her blog that she feels Shannon Beador is weighed down by her marriage troubles and hopes she finds a way to cope, “Kelly may be onto something when she said that Shannon is frustrated about her marriage and her self-esteem is getting in the way. As women, we carry a heavy toll and when we get burdened down, many things fall apart. As the anchor to any family. Shannon needs to find some time for herself and deal with her issues.”
Peggy uses her blog to clear up the confusing story of her cancer. She asserts that yes, it was definitely cancer. “Which leads me approach her misunderstanding about my cancer. I had a cancerous growth and to prevent it from spreading, I had a double mastectomy even though my BRACA tests came back negative. I was in denial the entire time from the beginning and was very difficult for me to accept it. Having the women interrogate me tremendously hurt me because those times were when I had to accept it and realize what I had gone through. It completely broke my heart, I have never been asked if I had CANCER and the abrupt question made me feel uncomfortable, especially when it became the main topic of conversation. I thank Tamra though for being kind and thoughtful. So YES, once again I had CANCER!!”
Peggy admits that she doesn’t like to talk about cancer at all and she tries to push it out of her mind. “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. 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.”
Peggy thinks Shannon was rude to leave Lydia McLaughlin out and says Kelly Dodd is also a hypocrite since she left Meghan Edmonds out, too, but then turned to her when it was convenient. “It was rude of Shannon to leave Lydia out. Again, it’s all about Shannon being “misunderstood”.” She adds, “I gotta say, I love when Kelly turns to Tamra and Shannon for help. Yet, there is no response from them so she shortly turns to Meghan for help to jump in with her head and eye gesture. If I’m not mistaken, Kelly chose not to invite Meghan to the volleyball game. I’m just not fond of two-faced people. Anyway, it was sweet of Megan to try and explain Kelly’s accusations, when all that needed to be done was shutting Kelly up.”
She ends with, “Kelly should not try to insult my intelligence on her ability to understand me. They can squabble all they want like children, but when they want to turn the tables on me, they should be careful. I guess initiation has begun.”
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