Sandra Lee Returns to Hospital For Surgery: 'I'm a Long Way From Where I Need to Be'

Celebrity chef Sandra Lee is undergoing surgery again.

The 48-year-old long-time girlfriend of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo suffered complications after a double mastectomy earlier this year.

She spent a few days in hospital last week but went back home over the weekend. A representative says she was placed on "heavy antibiotics."

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She will undergo surgery on Tuesday.

Lee announced the procedure on her Facebook page, where she has regularly been updating fans with her progress.


Dear Facebook Family, I wanted to send you this note personally.Andrew and I have decided that tomorrow I will go...

Posted by Sandra Lee on Monday, 10 August 2015


"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," she explained.

"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."

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She added: "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."

Lee was diagnosed with breast cancer in March and underwent a double mastectomy in May.

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