I am about to dish about the latest episode of the Season 5 or Real housewives of Atlanta, even though it is my guilty pleasure (I admit it!) I am relating the show with the topic that started my blog almost 4 years ago now.
Porsha D.Stewart, one of the newest cast member this season, had the “Picture Perfect Life” like she was saying in the introduction of the show. She had a hard working husband Kordell Stewart (a NFL Star Player), the big house, cars, friends, works for charity, her husband was the house provider: she was a Real Housewife. That’s the type of life we dream as little girls. But what seems greener sometimes isn’t. Porsha was no different. She wanted to have a child, and during the season we found out that she had a miscarriage due to Uterine Fibroids after only a few months of pregnancy. I remember watching the show and telling myself ”FINALLY the Fibroids issue will be brought to a show where we will see how it affects a woman, her marriage, how she is coping with the recovery.”(since the show is called THE REAL HOUSEWIVES. I was commanding BRAVO channel to have taking the step that a lot of shows won’t really talk about. Next, we only see the follow-up appointment with her OB/GYN who tells her after only 1 month after her myomectomy surgery, she will be able to try to have kids again.
Porsha explained in a letter on the BRAVO’S BLOG PAGE .
Now, I have been watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta since the first season, and I appreciate the effort that they spend a quick minute on the fibroids issue, but I was disappointed that there wasn’t any more added to the story. I mean if Kim Zolciak could have full segments about her shopping and just spending money in the earlier seasons, why couldn’t they show more about a housewife’s struggle to have a baby? This sunday is the last show before the reunion. Hopefully, if Porsha stays for another season, they should cover more about that segment. I was surprised that even other Women Oriented Media, like Essence, Shape, People magazines, didn’t discuss more about the topic. Fibroids are benign tumors but it affect so many women and it is something that should be talked about like we talk about other topics, especially if it gives pregnancy issues.
Maybe it’s just me but as a Myomectomy Surgery Survivor, I feel this should be taking more seriously (yes I said “SURVIVOR” as I recall my doctor telling me before my surgery, if I was looking too much blood or if I something went wrong, they would’ve have had to remove my uterus). Read my story HERE. I applaud Porsha though for continuing her life the next month and was willing to try to make another baby. Technology is getting advance by the minute. Only 3 years ago after my surgery, I couldn’t get out of my house for 3 months, then I couldn’t exercise or try to have a baby for about a year, and I also had a myomectomy surgery just like Porsha.
By Now the Whole World (well, whoever watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta) knows about Porsha Stewart and her now soon to be ex-husband, Kordell Stewart, who asked for a divorce after less than 2 years of marriage. I can only imagine the stress that can bring to a body post-surgery. I am praying for Porsha in this difficult time, maybe it is a blessing in disguise for her, maybe its a sign that it wasn’t meant to be, and also she could be a HUGE advocate for Uterine Fibroids (throwing ideas, thank me later ). God only knows.
Stay tuned for Real Housewives of Atlanta on BRAVO channel (check local listings)
I trully believe they should include more REALITY in REALITY SHOWS.
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