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Vicki Gunvalson's Daughter Briana Culberson Undergoes Another Surgery on Her Neck
The Real Housewives of Orange County daughter is recovering after a successful procedure.
Ryan posted a photo of Briana getting ready to head into surgery on Thursday. "Please keep Briana in your thoughts and prayers this morning as she has another surgery on her neck," he asked his followers. "Hopefully this is the last one!"
Shortly after, Ryan updated his followers that Briana had undergone a successful surgery. "Briana’s surgeon said she had the most rare fracture and disease process he’s ever seen. He’s only seen 5 cases of eagle syndrome [recurring pain in the throat and face] in his career, and hers was the worst," Ryan captioned a photo of Briana in her hospital bed. "She’s truly blessed to have had a successful surgery, and here’s to a great recovery! #thankyoufortheprayers #sheevenlooksgreataftersurgery."
Briana has faced several health challenges over the years, which Vicki has opened up about on The Real Housewives of Orange County. Briana has had surgery performed on her thyroid, had her enlarged lymph nodes removed, and had surgery performed on her leg in the past. She revealed at last season's RHOC reunion that she had been diagnosed with lupus.
Vicki shared with The Daily Dish in July that even though Briana has some answers about her health, she's still going through a tough time. "Her struggle has been finding the right doctor. She'll find a doctor, and then that doctor says, basically, 'I can't do anything more for you, so find somebody else.' So she needs a rheumatologist, and she's been finding one out of UCLA," she said. "You know, it's been hard on her. She really has been struggling with it. So I'm just hopeful that she can continue the path of at least getting in remission or cure or whatever has to happen. But she's only 30, and she's just struggling with it."
Briana will also soon be moving from California to Ryan's home state of North Carolina with her husband and their sons Troy and Owen "to live a simpler stress free life," Ryan also shared on Instagram this week. "We’re super excited for this next adventure and what the future will bring!" Ryan gushed in an Instagram post showing that the family's California home has been sold.
Find out what else is next for Briana and her family, below.