Mia Thornton is taking things one day at a time and trying to stay optimistic after learning she has cancer.
The 37-year-old Real Housewives of Potomac star revealed in an emotional Instagram post on Friday that she had received a call from her doctor the previous week regarding certain test results.
A week ago, Doc received a call from Mia at 7:31 a.m. “I want to offer my heartfelt sympathies, but I just received the results of your testing, and I need you to report to the Johns Hopkins Cancer Center today,” she began the caption.
“You can only imagine the flood of emotions that my husband, Gordon Thornton, and I felt as we tried to figure out why something like this happened.” “Despite receiving such depressing news, I felt an incredible sense of peace and vitality that allowed me to maintain my cool and carry on,” the star continued.
“I’ve been in and out of specialist visits every day,” Thornton stated, “and the storm isn’t over yet, but this experience is reshaping me.” “I believe that God has a purpose, and I know that the fact that tomorrow is not promised and that our days here on earth are numbered often forces us to remain humble,” she remarked. “I believe God has a plan.”
“A direct communication from my soul. A gentle reminder to live, love, and forgive as if today were your last. Be magnificent, Kings and Queens.”
Following Thornton’s announcement to her fans, a number of former and current Housewives expressed to her that they were thinking of her during this tough time. “You are continually on my mind, and I will pray for you,” Cynthia Bailey stated. “I’m sending you a lot of love and healing energy, darling,” Tamra Judge said, adding, “Prayers for you, gorgeous.”
Thornton is not the first Potomac Housewife to reveal that she has been diagnosed with cancer. She joined the show’s cast during its current sixth season.
Camille Grammer disclosed in a 2017 interview with PEOPLE that she was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in 2013 and squamous cell carcinoma in 2017.
Vicki Gunvalson revealed in November of this year on Jeff Lewis Live, a SiriusXM program, that she, too, had been diagnosed with the disease and needed a hysterectomy to have her uterus removed.