Abby Lee Miller Posts About Tears On Her Pillow During Cancer Battle

Abby Lee Miller continues to overflow with emotion as she battles cancer.

On Friday, the ex-Dance Moms coach posted a dramatic photo of herself on Instagram curled up in a hospital bed. Under her head is a pillow embroidered with a big eye and the saying "Save your tears for the pillow."

Miller, 51, captioned the picture, "Practice what you preach! #saveyourtearsforthepillow."

The saying comes from what Miller often told her former students on Dance Moms.

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As has exclusively reported, the controversial TV personality is making plans for the worst, weeks after being diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a rare and fast-growing cancer that affects the lymph nodes.

Miller, who was disgraced by her financial misdeeds and served time in prison, has been getting her business affairs, will and funeral plans in order, a source ominously told

She was diagnosed with cancer just a few weeks after being released from prison to a halfway house. The former Dance Moms star had been incarcerated for hiding income from the IRS. exclusively revealed on March 27 that Miller had been transferred from Victorville federal prison to a halfway house in Van Nuys, California. But just days later, Miller's medical crisis began!

On April 17, Miller went into surgery for a multi-level laminectomy after she experienced "excruciating neck pain" and weakness in her arm. Dr. Hooman M. Melamed told PEOPLE that she had become paralyzed from the neck down and she was extremely close to death moments after she was rushed to Cedar Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital.

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Miller was later diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a type of cancer, and since, then she's been terrified!

"She's strong, but not good. It's bad and very aggressive," a source close to the notorious reality teacher exclusively told "She is devastated because she has just been released, and now this. She feels cursed."

Previously, Miller shared an Instagram photo of herself looking haggard and terrified in a hospital bed while hooked up to an IV. In the caption, Miller wrote, "So much gratitude and love for those who listened, those who looked deeper and those who leapt into action. So much more I wish I could say……about how quickly your life can change at the hands of others. Thanks for prayers and love!"

But now, Miller appears to still be emotional about her condition while lying in the hospital bed.

Her doctor has said she'll need another spinal surgery.

Miller is also expected to undergo aggressive chemotherapy. A source has told, "She doesn't think she's going to make this."

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