Jon Gosselin’s girlfriend, Colleen Conrad, reveals she has been secretly battling breast cancer. The former Jon and Kate Plus 8 reality star’s longtime girlfriend took to Instagram to share that she has undergone a single mastectomy with her followers.
Conrad detailed her scary breast cancer battle with social media followers on August 7. The 44-year-old shared hospital photos admitting she has been putting off telling everyone about her diagnosis.
According to Hollywood Life, Colleen claims she feels it is time to share the news about her medical condition, hoping to help more women become more self-aware when getting regular checkups.
What Colleen Conrad Didn’t Say
Keeping a positive attitude, Conrad details her experience.
“I have been putting this off and debated even posting…I went for a mammogram on 4/15. Conrad reveals her mistake saying “I had put it off for almost 2 1/2 yrs due to lack of time and Covid and later got a call that a mass was found in my right breast. Everything after that happened so fast,” she wrote in the post. Colleen reveals the dreaded call came in on April 21 confirming the worst, she has cancer.
“Everything seemed so surreal. I had a single mastectomy done on my right breast on 7/14/21 followed by a DIEP Flap procedure on 7/30/21, and I feel good,” she continued. Luckily for Colleen Conrad, her cancer has not spread. She reveals she is feeling well and is awaiting the Oncotype number to see if she needs to undergo chemo treatments.
The mother of two reveals she feels very fortunate to have caught the disease in the early stages. However, she admits before the diagnosis that she was not doing a good job of staying atop her self exams.
Colleen Conrad Leaves Jon Gosselin’s Name Out Of Instagram Reveal
“I think the first time it hit me and felt real is when I felt the lump myself in the shower. Colleen also added she wants to remind everyone ‘not to put off your mammograms, and do your monthly breast exams.’
“Early detection will make the world of difference and give you a better fighting chance.”
Conrad thanked everyone who was there for her for their support. She thanks her children, her family, and friends. However, fans quickly caught sight of one missing name not mentioned. That name is Jon Gosselin.
Gosselin’s missing name leads many fans to question the status of Gosselin and Conrad’s relationship. Many of Colleen’s social media followers asked directly if she and Jon had broken up. But, Conrad failed to respond to the inquisition.
So far, when it comes to social media status goes, no other clues are revealing a possible split. Jon and his son Collin are both still following Conrad. While Jon and Colleen are usually very private people, many find it odd that Jon’s name is clearly not mentioned during such a difficult time.
Jon Gosselin’s last personal Instagram post was to his mother back on June 22 when the former TLC star shared a birthday celebration photo. In Touch adds that neither Jon Gosselin nor Colleen Conrad has yet to respond to their requests for comment. Thankfully Colleen is getting the medical care she needs. Now fans await the answer to the big question, what is up with Jon Gosselin and Colleen’s relationship?