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Kameron Westcott Undergoes Surgery for Her Rare Disease (UPDATED)
The RHOD mom opens up about her medical condition.
UPDATE (Dec. 10, 12:02 p.m.): Kameron has updated fans on how she's doing post surgery. She tweeted on Tuesday (December 10): "Got out of surgery after midnight last night for those that are following along. Pain was terrible last night post-op, didn’t sleep at all, but now doing a lot better and off all pain meds! Thank you all for the well wishes and love. More updates to come on my Insta stories."
She also shared footage of herself groggy after the surgery with a tube in her nose. "This is the new accessory," she said post-surgery in her Instagram Stories, in which she also revealed she had been dreaming during the surgery. "So, guess what? Get ready for fashion cause this is the new thing."
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Kameron Westcott is definitely all about being pink, glam, and fab when fans watch her on The Real Housewives of Dallas. But what they may not realize is that her life isn't all what it seems, and she actually has a rare disorder that she is now discussing. The RHOD mom was in New York City this week to get surgery for achalasia, a rare disease that affects the esophagus. She opened up about it in great detail on Instagram.
"Feeling ultra fabulous today! Today I’m getting esophagus surgery to fix my achalasia. For those who do not know... Achalasia is when you lose the pressure of your esophagus tube and sphincter to push food down. (In blonde words.) Achalasia effects 1 in 200,000 people. It’s a rare esophagus disease and the cause still is unknown. A few years ago they developed a procedure in Tokyo, Japan called POEM. We now have 2-4 doctors in the U.S. using the method and so thankful that Dr. Mitchell Stravropoulos himself was trained in Japan to help cure so many Achalasia patients who are struggling in the US!" she shared. "Already completed one 3-hour surgery and headed off to the next phase of surgery, this is what the liquid diet in my stories has been about!!"
She also took fans into the moments before she went into the surgery. "This is not fun. Hospitals are not luxurious," she said in her Instagram Stories. "There should be a fancy hospital. No, I'm not excited. This is horrid. The fact that I'm going to have to go under twice today is not exciting. I don't understand why they're doing that."
She also shared one Instagram Story of her awake and out of surgery. You can follow her journey, below.
Before she underwent surgery, she spent some time sightseeing with her two kids by her side.