When her daughter, Briana, was preparing to go into surgery in The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 7, Episode 6, Vicki Gunvalson was understandably a nervous wreck. Tumors had been spreading and growing, and on October 11, 2011, Vicki wrote on her Facebook page, “Long day for Briana. She just got out of recovering and is in her room. Surgery was much more serious and invasive than we thought it would be. Removal of her entire thyroid, numerous nodules and lymph nodes. One more hurdle is getting results back from pathology. Thank you for all your prayers everyone.”
There seemed to be a real chance that Briana had cancer of the thyroid and lymphoma. Compared to Vicki, Briana, a nurse, was calm about what was to come, telling her mother there was no point worrying about the diagnosis until it came. The results were negative, thankfully for Briana. Vicki shared the good news with a Twitter follower, “Thank you for asking. Briana's thyroid was removed and is benign .. Thank God!”
It seems Briana has continued to improve since then. On March 12, Vicki tweeted, “She's doing much better.” We’re glad Briana’s healthy!
Source: Facebook, Twitter
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