It’s been a rollercoaster ride for Abby Lee Miller since she was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma in 2018, and after undergoing knee surgery in mid-July, she’s starting to slowly recover.

The 52-year-old exclusively revealed to Life & Style at the DanceVision Awards on August 27 that she’s “feeling OK” since going under the knife. “I don’t feel a lot, so I just had my knee replaced — total knee replacement. And everyone says it’s the most painful surgery that you can have. I didn’t feel a thing, so it’s all good. However, I fell or was dropped, in the Pittsburgh airport transferring from their little chair.”

In early July, the Dance Moms star took to Instagram in a now-deleted post to express her frustration after her “transfer from the Isle Chair to my own chair didn’t go so well!” As a result, Abby was left with a serious injury.

“I tore two of the pieces of my rotator cuff and so when I was rehabbing my knee trying to stand up, trying to walk again, I took 50 steps with a walker,” she added. “Of course, I was so elated, but the shoulder was really a problem. If my left arm was as good as my right, I’d have been up walking.”

The reality star revealed that she did not get surgery after her airport incident. In fact, she doesn’t plan on going under the knife for medical reasons anymore. “No more surgeries,” she confessed. “The only surgery I’m doing is to make me look better. No more health things. [I’ve] had it.”

For now, Abby needs to use a wheelchair, but she’s hopeful that isn’t the case forever. “I think if I could just walk to my bathroom from my bedroom into the master bath, it would be great,” she revealed. “I’m not going to run through the airport and I’m certainly not going to run through Disney World or Universal, but that’s where the chair comes in handy. However, I want to go from my bedroom to the bathroom.”

Sending her positive vibes!