Sandra Lee


UPDATE: Sandra Lee has updated fans on her health. 

"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," the chef shared on her Facebook Monday evening. "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 added, "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!" 


Sandra Lee, who was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, suffered a health setback recently but will be allowed to spend time with her loved ones at home as she prepares for more surgery.

The 49-year-old Food Network star underwent a double mastectomy in May. She returned home to boyfriend and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, 57, and their pet birds, six days later. Earlier this week, she was hospitalized again. Cuomo reportedly left a Billy Joel concert early to be with her.

On Friday, Lee's team posted on her Facebook page an update about her health, alongside a new, undated photo of herself at home, standing next to a bouquet of pink flowers.

"As you may have heard our Sandra has been in the hospital for the last few days trying to fight off an infection," the message read. "As she has shared in her many posts over the last several months, she has experienced several complications pre and post-surgery. Sandra was hoping to avoid any further operations until her final reconstruction."

"She has had an incredibly difficult road of it, and in light of everything going on, she had been able to maintain her positive attitude and can-do Spirit," the post continued. "Sandra will be allowed to go home over this weekend with heavy antibiotics and monitoring but will need to be back for review and possible surgery at the beginning of next week. The first course of action is to get the infection identified and under control."

I am slowly returning back to my daily routine. I am getting more and more energy every day. Slowing down is not...

Posted by Sandra Lee on Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lee announced on May 12 that she's battling breast cancer and was diagnosed on March 27. She last updated fans about her health in late July. She said she was looking forward to returning to work part-time.

"I am slowly returning back to my daily routine," she said on Facebook, alongside a photo of herself sitting at a desk full of paperwork in a cozy room, barefoot. "I am getting more and more energy every day. Slowing down is not something I am used to doing but I know it's so important to ease back into everything."

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