The reality star shared photos of her newly shaved head before she starts chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer this week.
Guerdy Abraira is going into chemotherapy with her head held high.
After sharing her breast cancer diagnosis back in May, the Real Housewives of Miami star has been keeping her fans updated on her health. On Wednesday, Abraira took to Instagram to reveal that she will be heading into chemotherapy treatment this week, and opted to shave her head in anticipation of her journey.
"CHEMO STARTS NOW," the 45-year-old captioned the Instagram post featuring photos of her with her shaved head. "Decided to be proactive and shave it off yesterday before I start treatment and before it falls off. Even thought this is a hard journey, I'm thankful for everything in my life including this humbling experience which is making me even stronger."
The reality star shared that her husband, Russell, was the one to shave her head, including photos of him using the clippers to cut her hair.
"Thank you also to @plushbeauty_ for doing my glam to make this new look even sweeter," she wrote. "Still planning on rocking wigs here and there but if you see me out like this…don't freak out! It's still me…with way less hair #breastcancer #guerdyabraira #rhom #chemotherapy #cancer #GUERDYFIGHT."
RHOM co-star Nicole Martin shared her support for Abraira in the comments, writing, "Beautiful anyway and everyday," while Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Garcelle Beauvais added, "With that face you can wear any hair style."
Larsa Pippen, another RHOM co-star, recently shared an update on Abraira's health with ET, saying, "She's on the right path, you know? I think she's doing OK. I feel like, emotionally, she's doing better than she was when she first found out."
In a post shared to Instagram in May, Abraira shared that her doctor previously revealed she has cancer during a family vacation in St. Barths.
"For now I am preparing for my upcoming surgery and then will come my treatment plan. This process is definitely intense and what I ask of you is empowerment not pity. I will 'guerdyfy' this cancer as I guerdyfy everything else in my life," she captioned the post. The reality star signed off on a positive note, telling fans, "I am lucky that this breast cancer was discovered at an early stage - it is still scary of course, but I have love and support from those around me and that alone is the fuel that I need."
Last month, the reality star shared an update, revealing she underwent surgery to remove the cancer from her breast.
"THANK YOU to every single person for your words of support 🏾🙏🏾 you guys are my GUERDIANS. All your prayers definitely got me through my surgery! The fight is not over as you know but just the beginning…but getting the surgery to remove the cancer at least was an emotional “win” for sure #ittakesavillage #guerdyfight #guerdians," she wrote.
In the accompanying video, Abraira had a personal video message for her fans and supporters.
"Hi everyone, I just wanted to come on and just say thank you so much. Your prayers, I felt the love, I just want to tell you how deep and amazing and intense your show of love has been. And your amazing positive messages have been," she told the camera.
"Today was surgery and you know we came out on top it looks like. So we'll see what happens and we'll keep you posted as I get more developments with the results of the pathology stuff. But I just really wanted to tell you that not one message was not read, every single message was read, every single voice memo, every single DM, text messages ... so whether I replied or not I just want you to know that," she added.
Abraira ended her message with more gratitude.
"Also, I'm a little loopy and on medicine right now, but I wanted to thank you and I love you do much. thank you to everyone," she concluded.