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2018-07-02 16:30:13

 

Abby Lee Miller: I'm 'Finally on the Mend' After Second Back Surgery
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Keeping her followers in the loop. Less than one month after Abby Lee Miller underwent an emergency procedure amid her cancer battle, the 51-year-old Dance Moms alum revealed she is finally healing.

The reality star took to Instagram on Sunday, July 1, to share a graphic pic of stitches in her spine. “After the 2nd surgery, My back is finally on the mend,” she wrote. “I just wish the top section & bottom would hurry along too!”

Miller added that she “had 52 staples perfectly aligned and now a bunch of crazy stitches are holding my neck & lumbar region together!”

She revealed on June 6 alongside an Instagram photo showing an IV in her arm that “after another 2 hour MRI this morning, the pros thought I needed one more quick little emergency surgery. Ugh!”

Miller added: “I’m in recovery now and texting so everything must be ok, just hiccups in my plans! I’m on a tight schedule; shooting two projects and I need to get out of here and on with my life!!!”

The choreographer was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma — a form of cancer that begins in the lymphatic system —in April after she was hospitalized due to back pain, leading to an urgent spinal procedure revealing the diagnosis. A source told Us Weekly at the time that “Abby is devastated, but is strong and trying to put on a brave face.”

The health news came just one month after Miller was released from a halfway house in which she was serving the final two months of her prison sentence. The Lifetime star was sentenced in May 2017 to 366 days in prison for bringing $120,000 worth of undocumented Australian currency into the United States and bankruptcy fraud.