Camille Grammer Talks Cancer With Dr. OzBy: Kimberly Ripley - November 15, 2013
Camille Grammer, known for her role on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and for being Frasier star Kelsey Grammer’s ex-wife, chatted with Dr. Oz this week on his talk show about her cancer diagnosis and subsequent surgery.
Diagnosed with early stage endometrial cancer, Grammer says she was initially terrified, but doing much better now.
“It’s been four weeks today, a month ago. I’m feeling great,” she told Dr. Oz. “I have to say, once in a while I’ll get a little pain here and there, but I’m walking around. I was able to go trick-or-treating with my kids and my life is moving forward and I’m feeling very well, thank you.”
Grammer describes ex-husband Kelsey Grammer as an absentee dad, and maintains that she is the only present and active parent that her children have. This added extra stress made being diagnosed with cancer even more frightening.
“My heart sank. You know, you think about your children, am I gonna make it, I want to be alive for them,” Grammer said. “My kids — my ex-husband hasn’t seen the kids since July so I’m mom. I’m there. So I really needed to be here for them. My son doesn’t really understand it that well, but my daughter said, mom, I’m so glad you’re getting surgery ’cause then the cancer’s gonna be all gone.”
Cancer hasn’t been the only frightening thing on Camille Grammer’s mind either. She recently too out a restraining order on her younger boyfriend, Dimitri Charalambopoulos after he beat her up at a Texas hotel. Charalambopoulos denies the charges. This obviously added insult to injury to her healing efforts post-surgery. No one in the world should have to experience that kind of abuse.
Camille explained to Dr. Oz how she intends to get through both of her harrowing ordeals with the help of a therapist.
“Oh, it was just terrible ’cause, you know, right after any kind of procedure, you want to be surrounded by love and you need good healing vibes and positive energy around you,” she said. “I was physically abused and assaulted by this person and it was very traumatizing. But now, I’m working with a therapist and I’m going to be okay. I’m doing well.”
Did you catch Camille Grammer’s conversation with Dr. Oz on Thursday, November 14th? Don’t you admire her bravery in the face of these two incredibly scary challenges? Her strength will no doubt serve her well. Her cancer ordeal has proven to herself and to her children, too, that she can endure great challenges with courage and grace.
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