With all of the drama in the Brown family, it's not hard to imagine the stress taking a toll on one's health. In Meri's case, she's lost 30 pounds in the past six weeks and has been having abdominal pain. When she visits the doctor, she learns it might be cervical cancer, and she needs to undergo further tests. It's worth noting that virtually all cases of cervical cancer are caused by HPV, which can be transmitted through sex, and women who have sex with men who have other partners simultaneously are considered high risk. In other words, if Meri has HPV, it's possible that the other wives have it as well.
Of course, there's more going on with the Browns — Robyn's pregnant, and she asks Meri to make the announcement to the family. Twitter, predictably, was aghast.
Robyn is having Meri announce her pregnancy? Am I the only one who finds a dozen things wrong with that? #SisterWives— patluvstennis (@ddddpbriscoe) October 19, 2015
Jesus Meri gets the shaft all the time. Divorce, cancer scare, now let's announce Robyn is pregnant! #SisterWives— Kristy S (@KristySki) October 19, 2015
Robyn: "Hey Meri, I know you're going through a rough time with the cancer scare, but can you announce my pregnancy? Thanks!" #Sisterwives— Kate The Foona (@KateTheFoona) October 19, 2015
Why does Meri have to make the announcement? She's the one who desperately wanted a baby. Seems cruel. #sisterwives— LRS (@lrsabbatical) October 19, 2015
Robyn's pregnancy takes front and center after the announcement, especially when the rest of the kids aren't so excited about it. Fans of the show have been watching Robyn and Kody closely, looking for all signs that she's the favorite wife. It's getting harder and harder to disprove that, especially when Kody goes to Robyn's prenatal checkup and not Meri's follow-up doctor's appointment.
Kody can make it to that prenatal appointment but not to Meri's possible cancer appointment #SisterWives— Kristy S (@KristySki) October 19, 2015
I am wonder why Kody wasn't with Meri at her doctors appointment?! Where was he? He should be there with her #SisterWives— Krista (@MissK3184) October 19, 2015
Kody would be w/ Robyn at the doctor if she stubbed her toe, yet he's not w/ Meri when there is something CLEARLY wrong. #SisterWives— Dionna Samuel (@DionnaSamuel) October 19, 2015
Meri had to go to her cancer appointment by herself, but when Robyn goes to the doctor Kody and a whack of kids go along. #SisterWives— LRS (@lrsabbatical) October 19, 2015
We know there's more going on for Meri that isn't being discussed on the show, so to say that it's overwhelming to be her right now (and probably all the time) would be an understatement. It will be interesting to see how she and the family manage the emotional chaos going forward this season.
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