The last time we talked about Abby Lee Miller’s medical condition, her gastric sleeve doctor was standing out on the street discussing her medical issues and what medication she is taking with random paparazzo. At that time he was talking about Abby having issues related to being off of her thyroid medications and that her other medications were not at the proper levels. She was having excruciating back pain. She had been seen on an urgent basis twice in 48 hours.
Then I was watching Wendy Williams one morning and she was crying about Abby Lee. The TMZ story three days ago had a scary headline that lots of people ran with that said Abby was diagnosed with cancer. It was clickbait. The story itself actually said one of her doctors told them, “her emergency back surgery Tuesday was to alleviate what he thought was an infection in her spine, but after doing some tests — he now believes she is suffering from Burkitt Lymphoma … a form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Further testing is needed to confirm the cancer, but she should know for sure in the next day or 2. Regardless, Miller’s doc says she’ll need another spinal surgery, but is resting comfortably after her first operation.” We never heard any diagnosis of cancer.
I looked up Burkitt Lymphoma and unless Abby has HIV she really doesn’t fit any of the profiles for this rare form of cancer. I’m not sure she has the right doctors. She needs to call in a second opinion.
After the surgery her surgeon gave this update,”In a span of 24 hours, her condition rapidly deteriorated,” Dr. Hooman M. Melamed, her orthopedic surgeon, told People magazine. “She was paralyzed from the neck down. Her blood pressure was starting to bottom out. If we didn’t do something, she was going to die. Nobody wants to end up thinking they’re going to be paralyzed for the rest of their life.That’s a reality that’s facing all of these patients going into it. All you can do is pray and, as a surgeon, you maximize everything you can for the spinal cord to recover itself. I am hopeful.”
Abby was temporarily paralyzed after surgery. She has since regained the use of her limbs.
Today, Abby posted her first Instagram post since she rapidly fell ill. She captioned the photo with, “So much gratitude and love for those who listened,those who looked deeper and those who leapt into action. So much more I wish I could say……about how quickly your life can change at the hands of others. Thanks for ??❤ #abbyleemiller#abbylee #aldc #aldcla #aldcalways#dancemoms #iwilldance”
My heart aches for her, and I hope that she has someone there with her. And if you are a shit person, this is to counsel you that leaving cruel comments will have consequences.