“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,” Abby explained on Instagram.
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“I endured 10 rounds of chemotherapy — each lasting six days with four 24-hour bags pumping poison into my body ending with a spinal tap in three spots, plus another shot of chemo into my tailbone area up the spinal cord around my brain cavity — 10 times!” she continued.
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Abby added: “Another spine surgery was needed and I have one more still to go. I struggled [through] months of physical therapy to learn to sit up again, to crawl and maybe, with a miracle, someday I’ll walk.”
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The beloved reality TV star went on to reveal that she believes the medical professionals she met with prior to her spinal infection failed to diagnose the problem.
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“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?” Abby questioned.
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Fortunately, for the sake of Abby’s health and ultimately, her life, the brunette beauty was able to meet with a group of doctors who knew how to approach the issue.
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“I finally found the right team, that’s why I lived to tell my story — I have a lot to say!” Abby noted, along with a sweet message to those doctors who saved her life. “Thank you to all wonderful top-notch professionals who continue to help me heal.”
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As for the medical professionals who she believes failed her, Abby had some extremely choice words about whether or not they belong in their field.
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“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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As it stands, Abby has yet to file a formal malpractice suit against the doctors she mentioned in her post. However, fans of the Lifetime alum commend her for sharing her story.
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“Such a brave and beautiful soul. Keep inspiring us all with your love and strength,” Sofia Richie’s BFF Vas J Morgan commented.
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“Abby, You’re a queen and I absolutely adore you. You’ve never made yourself a victim — always a survivor! Thank you for your story and inspiring so many women/girls. Continue to get better praying for you,” added another user.
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One follower echoed: “Wow, Abby, I cant believe what you went through. You are so strong and such an amazing woman. We will support you!!”
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With the new season of Dance Moms on the horizon, we can’t wait to see Abby continue her journey toward a happy and healthy life. You’ve got this, girl!
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