Camille Grammer Opens Up About Cancer and Alleged Abuse
Camille Grammer is feeling "great" following her cancer scare and is working with a therapist in the aftermath of alleged abuse by her ex-boyfriend.
Grammer opened up to television's Dr. Oz about her recent radical hysterectomy to treat early stage endometrial cancer and the abuse she said she suffered from her ex, Dimitri Charalambopoulos, days after her surgery on Oct. 11.
"It's been four weeks today, a month ago. I'm feeling great," Grammer said on " The Dr. Oz Show" airing today. "I have to say once in a while I'll get a little pain here and there, but I'm walking around. I was able to go trick-or-treating with my kids and my life is moving forward and I'm feeling very well."
Grammer is also trying to move on from her ex-boyfriend of two years. Last month, the former reality star was granted a temporary restraining order against Charalambopoulos after he allegedly slammed her head into the furniture of a Houston hotel room and grabbed her by her hair and repeatedly "pulled her head into the bed and headboard" on Oct. 16, according to court papers.
"Oh, it was just terrible 'cause, you know, right after any kind of procedure, you want to be surrounded by love and you need good healing vibes and positive energy around you … somebody's there to take care of you and love you, and … I was physically abused and assaulted by this person and it was very traumatizing," Grammer told Dr. Oz. "But now, I'm working with a therapist, and I'm going to be OK. I'm doing well."
Grammer also opened up about the moment she learned she had cancer.
"My heart sank. You know, you think about your children, am I gonna make it, I want to be alive for them. I want to see my daughter get married, I want to see my son get married, graduate high school, college," Grammer said about her two children with ex-husband Kelsey Grammer.
"My ex-husband hasn't seen the kids since July, so I'm mom," Grammer said. "I'm there. So I really needed to be here for them. My son doesn't really understand it that well, but my daughter said, Mom, I'm so glad you're getting surgery 'cause then the cancer's gonna be all gone."