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Guerdy Abraira Says She’s “Seeing the Light” in Her Latest Cancer Update
The RHOM cast member reflected on her journey after celebrating her last round of chemotherapy.
Guerdy Abraira is battling breast cancer with courage, optimism, and tenacity.
About four months after announcing her cancer diagnosis, The Real Housewives of Miami mom took to Instagram to share an encouraging update on both her physical and mental health. An Instagram Live broadcast, which was converted into a reel, captured Guerdy at a Memorial Health System facility as she celebrated her last round of chemotherapy. The mother of two was surrounded by medical staff, as well as her husband, Russell Abraira, and their sons, 14-year-old Miles and 9-year-old Liam.
“Last chemo round!!!” she captioned the September 14 Instagram post. “On to 20 rounds of radiation but that’s cake walk compared to this!!!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR KEEPING ME IN YOUR PRAYERS. Thank you also to my amazing oncology team and chemo nurses… (I love you Rose, best nurse ever).”
Guerdy Abraira celebrates her last round of chemotherapy
The video showed Guerdy in a patient room that had been decorated with pink balloons and large banners. Less than a minute into the broadcast, the medical team began waving pompoms and sang a “happy end of chemo” song. An emotional Guerdy was then presented with a crown, a cake, and a bell, which patients ring after concluding their final chemo treatment.
“I’m a new person and I’m a better person for it,” the Miami ’Wife told her followers. “Thank you for your kind words.”
On September 15, Guerdy returned to Instagram to answer a few user-submitted questions. She told viewers that she initially felt fine after receiving her last chemo treatment, but the pain became quite severe at bedtime.
“All of sudden I just started to feel the effects, but this was a feeling that I never felt before,” she said. “This was really intense cramping. They say it accumulates, the pain, as you do more chemo, but this pain last night was so weird.”
Guerdy said she took some medication, which ultimately alleviated the pain, and managed to get some sleep.
Guerdy Abraira credits her husband for giving her strength
“I’m OK now. I feel better now,” she said, after recalling the previous night. “The next seven days are gonna be painful, but it’s part of the chemo journey. So I’m just happy it’s over. So even though I’ll be going through hell over the next few days, it’s over and I won’t have to deal with that anymore. So bring on the spasms and the bone pain and the cramping. I don’t care at this point. I just want to finish this and get back to my old self. I’m seeing the light. And it’s gonna be good, it’s gonna be great.”
Guerdy confirmed that she would have more surgeries and other procedures at a later date, but was just happy that chemotherapy was over.
“Chemo was an internal warfare,” she continued. “It’s nothing that you want, trust me, on your worst enemy, on anybody… The mental mind game of this whole thing is probably the worst, the emotional toll. You got to be mentally strong.”
Guerdy said she pulled her inner strength from two sources: God and her husband.
“I was at a point where after getting bad news, one bad news after the other, I was just at a point where I was like, ‘Maybe I just don’t do chemo. Let me just do the best I can and see what happens and live my best life,’” she said about her cancer battle. “And [Russell] came up to me and he’s like, ‘You can’t do that to us. You can’t do that to me. We need you.’ And that reset my whole thinking… and I had to fight.”