Teddi Mellencamp shared a health PSA with her one million followers. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum was diagnosed with stage 2 melanoma. Read on to learn more and to see Teddi’s message.
RHOBH alum shows off scars on Instagram
On Tuesday, October 11, Teddi Mellencamp shared a photo of herself. Her back was to the camera as she looked in the other direction. The former reality star showed off her scars and bandaid on her shoulder, as proof that she’s been diagnosed with skin cancer.
“Melanoma awareness update. Despite my anxiety, I listened to the doctors and went for my 3-month skin check last week since my previous melanoma,” Teddi Mellencamp wrote in her Instagram post. “Had another abnormal spot near my last one so they did a biopsy. I got the call this morning: Stage 2 melanoma.”
The former television personality shared the rest of her journey with her fans. On Wednesday, Teddi will visit with an oncologist to remove the spot and determine the course of her future. That could take some planning since Teddi will undergo several more tests and biopsies for the nearby spots.
The accountability coach wants to bring awareness to skin cancer. Teddi Mellencamp shared an important message with her fans. She advised them that if a doctor tells them to “come in every 3 months,” to please follow up on that order. Teddi admitted that she wanted to “blow this off.”
“What could happen in 3 months?” Teddi mused. “Apparently a lot. I continue to share this journey because I was a 90s teen, putting baby oil and iodine on my skin to tan it. Never wearing sunscreen or getting my moles checked until I was 40 years old.”
She calls the diagnosis a “wake-up call.” Teddi hopes that her fans and followers will listen to her and do the same. She concluded her message by thanking them for their support and to love and protect their skin at all costs.
Teddi Mellencamp tells fans to just breathe
Monday, October 10 was World Mental Health Day. Teddi Mellencamp shared a clip of herself getting into a bathtub filled with ice-cold water in her backyard. In her lengthy post, she informed her fans to just breathe in a cold plunge whenever they struggle with anxiety. She hopes that she can bring them a sense of “peace” with her own advice.
“I’ve been very open about my struggles with anxiety, and I’ve found the cold plunge to be something that allows me to get in touch with my breathing in addition to its other benefits like: boosts your mood, improves your sleep, speeds up physical recovery, and boots your immune system,” Teddi Mellencamp wrote in her Instagram Reel.
She encouraged her followers to try the cold plunge. Fans called the podcast host brave for sharing her story. What are your thoughts on Teddi Mellencamp’s diagnosis? Sound off below in the comment section.
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