Sandra Lee Doesn't Take Surgery Lying Down

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Sandra Lee needed more surgery to fight her war against breast cancer, but she didn't take that surgery lying down. Once again, Sandra Lee chose to walk into the operating room, with Governor Andrew Cuomo by her side.

The Food Network star's team wrote about her bravery in a Facebook post on Tuesday morning.

"Once again, Sandra chose to walk into the O.R. instead of being wheeled in on a gurney," the post reads.

"Governor Cuomo walked in with her, holding her hand. For you style watchers, the Governor was dressed head to toe in turquoise scrubs and a white surgical mask and Sandra¹s hospital gown was lavender--her slip-on socks were heather gray. As usual they made quite the striking couple."

Sandra Lee underwent a double mastectomy in May following a diagnosis of breast cancer in March. On Monday she revealed she was having some follow-up surgery.

"Infection is an incredible monster," she wrote on Facebook. "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."

Governor Cuomo stayed by Sandra Lee's side in the recovery room following her surgery on Tuesday, but she and the nurses sent him out for dinner.

A rep for Sandra Lee reported the celebrity chef wants to be released from the hospital on Wednesday, but that she might need to remain in the hospital for a few more days.

Hopefully Sandra Lee makes a full and speedy recovery and is soon restored to good health.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.