Jill Zarin and her husband are staying positive!
But after having gamma knife radiosurgery on November 29 at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, the Bravolebrity’s spouse is maintaining an optimistic attitude. During a recent chat with People, the Zarin Fabrics founder shared:
“It’s all about attitude. That’s how we are getting through this. We are being optimistic and very positive.”
Talk about being an inspiration! Especially since Zarin has been put through the ringer with his health. Prior to the treatment (named above), Bobby had his thyroid removed and underwent a radioactive iodine treatment. Unfortunately, this initial course of treatment didn’t work as Zarin’s thyroid cancer spread to his lungs and most recently his brain.
What’s crazy about Bobby’s recent diagnosis is his doctor Stephanie Fish detected the brain tumors early thanks to a hunch. Apparently, Dr. Fish had been tracking the 70-year-old’s thyroglobulin levels and saw an “uptick” which indicated something might be wrong.
“That’s why it’s so critical to pick the best team from the get-go, because it’s a doctor who has a hunch that can mean the difference between life and death.
Preach! Still this doesn’t mean the news wasn’t devastating for Jill and Bobby, who were on vacation in Hawaii at the time Stephanie called with the sad update. Miz Zarin continued:
“I was hysterically crying and went online and read all kinds of scary things and was completely freaked out. We were shocked that it spread to the brain because that is so rare.”
Thankfully Bobby’s medical team acted quickly and put him on steroids. It wasn’t long before a neurosurgeon and another medical professional were added to Team Bobby. The RHONY vet relayed:
“Our newest additions to Team Bobby ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Mary McAleer, who is in the department of radiation oncology and Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg, who is a neurosurgeon ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ are amazing.”
So it’s no wonder the 53-year-old has remained hopeful throughout this entire process. She concluded:
“He is doing well and feels great. We are hopeful that we get great news on Jan. 10 when he gets his first post-radiation MRI.”
We’re definitely sending good vibes Jill and Bobby’s way as they continue to fight the businessman’s cancer together.
[Image via C.Smith/WENN.]