“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Teddi Mellencamp has kept her social media followers updated throughout her melanoma journey. The reality star and podcast host recently shared a new update that had her “mind racing.”
Teddi Mellencamp Shared She Has Another Melanoma
“I have been debating whether I should even publicly talk about this or not but then I remember how every time I post about skin cancer someone else is reminded to get checked,” her caption began.
“I found out late yesterday afternoon that the most recent spot biopsied is another melanoma. I can’t even remember if this is the 12th or 13th one. At this point, I am starting to black-out these memories like a portion of my childhood. I slept maybe 2 hours last night because my mind was racing.”
Her caption went on to explain that this spot was found during her three-month checkup and was found early. Mellencamp will have to go through another surgery and additional biopsies.
“As I lay here with tears in my eyes and worry, I know my kids will be up soon. I have a podcast at 10. Life goes on. I am also reminded of my faith and the reminder I keep telling myself, ‘We can do hard things.’ We have so many beautiful things to look forward to, so if you woke up today feeling lost or scared, I encourage you to make a list of some of the things you are truly grateful for and what you are most excited about,” she continued.
“I am posting this to hold myself accountable to doing the same. Off to get my notepad and 🖊️. We have got this. Love to you all. We are not alone. 💕”
Teddi Mellencamp’s Fans And Followers Shared Supportive Comments And Love
Many of Mellencamp‘s fans and followers thanked her for sharing her journey and left kind and supportive messages for her in the comment section of her post.
“I’m so sorry you have to go through this again… You are one strong lady… Hoping you heal quickly❤️,” one follower wrote. Another added, “You are a beautiful, strong, resilient woman who’s an example of no matter what is in your way, you’re going to take head on. You are an amazing example for your children! You have this…. Sending prayers♥️”
Others shared their own experiences, and some thanked her for sharing her story to help remind them to get checked.
“You got this Teddi! My dermatologist appointment is tomorrow morning at 9:40 am. I’ve had surgeries before but I’ve been really lax in my appointments. Is been since 2016, and I’m scared. Thank you for letting us all know the importance of being vigilant against the various skin cancers that can truly affect not only us but our entire family! Much love and many prayers for you! 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻,” one person shared.
“Sending prayers and good thoughts 🤍 my husband was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma at 23, now he’s 5, almost 6, years cancer free. It’s not easy to cope with or understand sometimes, he was so selfless throughout the whole process and I feel like that’s how he really got through it. Keep fighting!!” another wrote.
Teddi Mellencamp Shares Her Story On Social Media To Help Others
Mellencamp has been keeping her fans and social media followers updated every step of the way since her melanoma diagnosis.
The reality star partnered with Melanoma Research Foundation as the 2023 #GetNaked campaign spokesperson.
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She has also shared some reminders for anyone following her story.
“Melanoma is not just skin cancer. It can develop anywhere on the body – eyes, scalp, nails, feet, mouth, etc. Melanoma does not discriminate by age, race or gender. #GetNaked and take action to prevent melanoma and spread awareness today! Check out @CureMelanoma for more information. Who’s scheduled their checkups?” a caption reads.