Since revealing her husband was diagnosed with cancer this summer, NeNe’s “new normal” has been to stand by Gregg during his journey to recovery.
Gregg was diagnosed in June after a 16-day hospital stay in May. According to NeNe, Monday’s procedure should be his last surgery for treatment. The exact procedure — along with which form of cancer he’s been battling — has been kept private for now.
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Prior to surgery, NeNe had asked fans on Instagram to keep Gregg in their prayers.
“My hunni is having what we hope and pray is his last surgery towards a full recovery today!” she wrote. “It will be a long surgery so we are asking you to pray for the surgeon’s hands, pray for Gregg’s comfort please! Prayers, strength, peace and kindness for myself, his children and family during this time! Amen (come on pray warriors??).”
As noted by People, she later did an Instagram Live, showing Gregg’s hospital bed being wheeled into his room after surgery, where his family and friends were waiting. “The hard part is over,” NeNe said. “Now it’s time to heal.”
Back at home on Tuesday, she posted another Instagram Live saying that “Gregg is doing really, really well” but asked for no visitors on Wednesday so he could “reset and get himself together.”
“His surgery was very long — longer than we expected. He came out of surgery about 7:45 p.m. last night,” NeNe said. “He’s doing really good. He looked amazing when he came out of surgery, actually. He looked really, really good.”
“Today he’s really, really, really, really sore, so he’s not doing much of anything,” she continued, explaining that he was still getting fluids through an IV. “He’s super sore. … Other than that, he’s doing really, really well.”
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Gregg, 64, is expected to remain in the hospital “until he can get up and start moving around,” NeNe said. “I’m thinking he will probably be there the week. Hopefully sooner he can come home. … Keep praying for Gregg. He’s going to be home soon.”
NeNe and Marlo hit up T.J. Maxx to get Gregg a pillow and ended up buying “a whole lot of stuff.”
“We showed all the way out,” she joked. “We ended up buying Gregg a rug for his bathroom, towels, hand cloths… We were just trying to make him feel good because Gregg doesn’t want any flowers. So we’re doing balloons and other stuff to decorate his room to make him feel like he can be a little more comfortable.”
NeNe also posted a gallery of photos of them all on Instagram, writing:
“We can’t pick our family but friends are special people! Cynthia and Marlo you showed the definition of a real FRIEND yesterday! From Marlo decorating Gregg’s hospital room to Cynthia helping Gregg sip water from a cup! You both provided love, laughs and comfort all while driving me crazy to having Gregg put us out his room? No matter what, I want to say THANK YOU! It feels good to have friends like you around in a time of need. It meant a lot and i will never forget it ❤️”
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