AceShowbiz - Abby Lee Miller is getting real about her journey battling Burkitt Lympoma. The "Dance Moms" star took to her Instagram account to share a picture of her spinal surgery which was taken a year ago after she underwent emergency surgery for an infection in her spine.
The haunting photo, which she shared to her online devotees on Wednesday, April 17 featured a massive scar on the 53-year-old star's back. "One year ago today ~ I underwent emergency surgery for an infection in my spine. This mass/tumor choking my spinal cord turned out to be Burkitt Lymphoma," so Miller wrote alongside the photo. "This mass/tumor choking my spinal cord turned out to be Burkitt Lymphoma."
"I endured ten rounds of chemo therapy (each lasting 6 days with 4/ 24hr bags pumping poison into my body ending with a spinal tap in 3 spots, plus another shot of Chemo into my tailbone area up the spinal cord around my brain cavity) Ten times!" she went on saying. "Another spine surgery was needed & I have one more still to go. I struggled thru months of physical therapy to learn to sit up again, to crawl and maybe with a miracle someday I'll walk."
Miller then slammed the doctors for ignoring her symptoms after coming twice with the same symptoms. "Why didn't somebody listen to me, the patient? I finally found the right team that’s why I lived to tell my story, I have a lot to say!" she wrote.
Before she concluded her message, Miller thanked "all wonderful top notch professionals who continue to help me heal." She also had some advise "for those who missed it, misdiagnosed me, and the so called Federal 'Doctor' who took me off medication cold turkey and the other ER 'Doctor Hollywood' who told me to go home and take it easy for 10 days - STOP practicing! Please."
Miller is now in sound healthy. The star, who was previously living in halfway house since serving her 366-day sentence for bankruptcy fraud, will return for a new season of "Dance Moms" that is set for a June 4 premiere date.