Abby Lee Miller reflects on her debilitating health journey.
In a recent Instagram post, dancing mom alum, 56, posted photos of the last time he was photographed he could walk – which shows itself crying in pain.
“Today, April 13th was Memorial Day the last time I WALKED. In terrible pain I managed to get into the Doctor’s office and then across the street to the hospital for an sedated MRI. On Friday the 13th, 2018 the technician had to get me out. from the imaging machine after 15 minutes because my arms & legs were twitching uncontrollably!” Miller wrote.
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Miller explained that his health was “decreased rapidly” the next day, saying that his blood pressure “dropped to 23 over 17, my kidneys started failing, and I became paralyzed from the neck down.”
“It was too late to transfer me… Emergency surgery had to be done… I never walked alone again,” he added.
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Fast forward to today, Miller continued, “It’s fitting that today I filmed the final footage in my own Documentary that talks about all that happened to me… Coming to you soon. Thank you all for your continued prayers and support🙏 .”
The dance instructor has been using an electric wheelchair since 2018 because of complications from Burkitt’s lymphoma – a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that can weaken a person’s immune system.
Diagnosis of rare conditions came after he had surgery for what was initially believed to be a spinal infection.
“Abby is devastated, but strong and trying to put on a brave face,” said a source We Weekly at the time. “He’ll make it through this.”
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In May 2019, Miller announced that he was cancer-free.
“I’m more than grateful. I’m grateful,” he said People magazine at the time. “I’m always grateful but I think I have to say ‘Thank you’ a hundred times a day because I have to depend on strangers; someone to open the door, someone to take a hanger off a shelf in a department store, someone to pick up my phone if I drop it. . How can I get it? I am very grateful and grateful to the foreigners who have been so kind.”
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