Mia Thornton is taking each day as it comes and working to maintain her positive outlook after learning she had cancer.
The 37-year-old Real Housewives of Potomac star revealed in an emotional Instagram post she had written on Friday that she had gotten a call from her doctor the previous week regarding some test results.
“Doc called at 7:31 in the morning a week ago at this time, and it was Mia. She went ahead and started the caption, “I want to send my heartfelt condolences, but I just got the results of your tests, and I want you to report to the Johns Hopkins Cancer Center today.
You can only imagine the avalanche of emotions that my husband, Gordon Thornton, and I experienced as we sought to comprehend why something like this occurred.
The Bravo star continued, “Even though I had learned such depressing news, I felt an overwhelming sense of calm and vitality that allowed me to remain composed and carry on.
Thornton said the storm is still raging, but this experience is transforming me. “I’ve been in and out of visits to specialists every day. ”.
“I believe that God has a plan, and I know that we are often pushed to remain humble by the fact that tomorrow is not promised and that our days here on earth are numbered,” she said. “I’m aware that God has a plan. “.
It was a direct message from my soul. A gentle push in the right direction to keep you focused on living, loving, and forgiving as though today were your last. Be magnificent. She finally concluded, “Kings and Queens.
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After Thornton broke the news to her followers, several former and present Housewives told her they were thinking of her during this trying time. “I will pray for you,” Cynthia Bailey remarked. “You are constantly on my mind. Gorgeous, I’m sending you a ton of love and healing energy, and Tamra Judge added, “Prayers for you, beautiful. “.
Thornton is not the first Potomac Housewife to reveal that they have been given a cancer diagnosis. In the sixth season, which is currently airing, she was added to the program’s cast.
The diagnosis of endometrial cancer in 2013 and squamous cell carcinoma in 2017 were both disclosed by Camille Grammer in a 2017 interview with PEOPLE.
Vicki Gunvalson revealed in November of this year that she had also been diagnosed with the condition and needed a hysterectomy to have her uterus removed on Jeff Lewis Live, the program Jeff Lewis hosts on SiriusXM.