Last week, Sandra Lee was rushed to the hospital because of a painful buildup of fluid in her chest due to mastectomy complications.
The TV chef was diagnosed with cancer back in March, and underwent the procedure in May. But now, she has to go under the knife once again.
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The 49-year-old took to Facebook to announce that she will have surgery on Tuesday, explaining that she's experiencing issues with infection:
"Andrew and I have decided that tomorrow I will go back into surgery. I did my very best to avoid this (when I tell you I did everything, I mean everything — modern, Eastern and holistic) but infection is an incredible monster. I am a long way from where I was and a long way from where I need to be, but at this point I understand that right now I just need to complete this unexpected phase of a tough journey."
She then went on to compare her battle with cancer to a tennis match, posting a positive perspective about the upcoming operation:
"Right now the ball is in my court and it's time for a mean backhand- and I am taking that shot (And just so you know I DO, in fact, have one mean backhand on the tennis court! It's actually stronger than my forehand - solid, swift and accurate). So my plan for tomorrow is game, set, match!"
She also used the opportunity to share her support for everyone out there battling breast cancer:
"And to be absolutely clear what I am going through is nothing compared to what many of my sisters experience - to them and their families and support systems I say: Stay strong, focus on the light and I send you my love.
When I am done I WILL be lending you my backhand."
She also uploaded a sweet selfie with her longtime love Governor Andrew Cuomo. You can see her full post (below):
Our thoughts are with Sandra and her loved ones during this tough time, and we hope she gets better really soon!
[Image via Alberto Reyes/WENN.]
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