Abby Lee Miller is getting real about her battle with cancer on Instagram after sharing a very personal photo from her days in physical therapy following surgery.

As Dearly previously reported, after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, specifically Burkitt lymphoma, Miller underwent a life-saving surgery before undergoing months of chemotherapy and radiation.

However, as a result of the many procedures and treatments she endured, the dance teacher was left unable to walk.

She has been in physical therapy ever since, hoping that one day, through hard work and perseverance, that she will be able to walk again.

On April 17, Miller took Instagram, remembering the day she underwent emergency surgery because of an infection in her spine.

In the process, Miller shared a very raw photo from her year-long fight.

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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. 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! 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. Why didn’t the ER Doctors on duty do their jobs? I came in 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! Thank you to all wonderful top notch professionals who continue to help me heal. 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 🙏🏻

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Miller began:

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. 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! 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.

The 53-year-old continued by calling out the original doctors who misdiagnosed her symptoms the first times she sought out help:

Why didn’t the ER Doctors on duty do their jobs? I came in 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! Thank you to all wonderful top notch professionals who continue to help me heal.

Eventually, Miller begged those who misdiagnosed her to stop practicing:

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 told US Weekly that “I’m OK. I’m good. Good days and bad days, good hours and bad hours.”

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2 Replies to “Abby Lee Miller Talks About Cancer Battle—Asks Doctors Who Reportedly Misdiagnosed Her to ‘Stop Practicing’”

  • Anon 3 months ago

    Seems to be a lot of context missing…

  • Gerliana 3 months ago

    Abby this is amazing I wish you the best maybe someday I will learn to dance as good as your girls
    🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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