Wednesday on The Real Housewives of New York City Season 8 Episode 12, Sonja and Ramona made up after a recent falling out.

Ramona’s efforts to help Sonja get back into Bethenny’s good graces proved more challenging, however. Because, well, it’s Bethenny.

If you watch The Real Housewives of New York City online, you know that this has been an epic season thus far, for a couple of reasons:

  1. Bethenny is losing her s–t
  2. Bethenny is REALLY losing her s–t

Seriously. Bethenny Frankel has never been one to mince words. We know this, and are under no delusion that she isn’t a tough cookie.

Still, the extreme highs and lows have been something else.

Every single week, the cast walks on eggshells, and The Real Housewives of New York City Season 8 Episode 12 was no exception.

You always feel like you’re one misstep away from a blowup, which invariably happens, and after which, Frankel becomes embarrassed.

Is the stress of her divorce getting to her? Is she back on Bravo for the money, and just can’t handle forced conversations with LuAnn?

Is it because she’s dating a married man, Dennis Shields?

Or because she’s being skinny-shamed on Instagram?

It’s not clear, but what we can can tell you after last night is that the emotional side effects of her recent health crisis have taken a toll.

During shopping trip with Dorinda, Frankel literally doubled over in pain, then rushed herself to the doctor due to her swollen fibroids.

Bethenny scheduled an “extremely painful” surgery to have them removed in late May, which she sought to keep off of the reality show.

To no avail. What Andy Cohen wants, he gets.

“I slept in bed for like a week,” Frankel says.

“I just focused on getting healthy.”

Fortunately, nowadays she’s “really good,” she says. “I look forward to walking on the beach. I’m in a happy place right now.” 

“It was a really enlightening experience.”

Just don’t expect her to suddenly be BFF with LuAnn. Some dynamics, not even an enlightening experience are going to transform.