Camille Grammer rang in 2014 with the ring of a bell – the MD Anderson Cancer Center bell, that is.
Grammer’s chemotherapy came to a close Friday, Jan. 3. Just three months after receiving the frightening diagnosis of endometrial cancer, the 45-year-old former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and ex-wife of Kelsey Grammer now tweets that she’s finished chemotherapy and radiation. Following her diagnosis in October 2013, Grammer had to undergo a radical hysterectomy. About a month after this procedure, she appeared on The Dr. Oz Show to speak about her journey to restored health, the men in her life, and the initial fears she had about the diagnosis and surgery.
“My heart sank,” she told Dr. Oz during the November 2013 interview.
She went on to say, “You know, you think about your children, am I gonna make it, I want to be alive for them.” Grammer also reflected on her children’s reactions to her medical news, explaining, “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.”
I rang the bell at MD Anderson Cancer Center which marks that I have completed my Chemo and Radiation treatments. YAY pic.twitter.com/Dgpj1y5UMl
— Camille Grammer (@TheRealCamilleG) January 3, 2014
Yet, cancer wasn’t all Camille would have to sort out during her road to recovery.
Rocky relationship dynamics don’t discontinue for those faced with illness, and Camille found herself to be no exception to this rule. She referenced ex-husband Kelsey Grammer’s absence in the lives of the two children they share when she mentioned, “My ex-husband hasn’t seen the kids since July, so I’m Mom. I’m there.” At the time, she also explained how she needed to request and obtain a temporary restraining order against ex-boyfriend Dimitri Charalambopoulos. In legal documents she expounded on the altercation, claiming that he had abused her after her surgery while she tried to recover in a hotel room and smashed her phone so that she couldn’t call for help.
With the strife of 2013 behind her, Camille is pleased to share this momentous event that marks the end of her treatment at the start of a new year.
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