Two-time cancer survivor and MTV reality star, Diem Brown, has been hospitalized again in the wake of her third cancer diagnosis.
Brown was hospitalized on Thursday (September 25) in New York City following the discovery of a tumor causing blockage in her kidneys.
"They told me there I had complete blockage of my left kidney and 75 percent blockage of my right because of swelling and tumors," she explained to People, "so they had to do a surgery and put in stents so things could flow normally again."
"I didn't realize that all the back pain was because of my kidneys," she said.
Brown had recently been working on putting on weight following her last surgery in mid-August in order to begin chemotherapy.
"I was supposed to get my 'chemo cocktail,'" on Tuesday of last week, she explained, "but after they did the blood draw they saw a spike in my kidney levels, so they were only able to give me one of the two chemos." Those tests ultimately led to an ultrasound the next day, which led to the discovery of the tumor.
Thankfully, Brown has a strong support system in her best friends who are constantly by her side.
"Clearly we were delirious last night in the ER," Instagramed E! correspondent and Brown's dear friend, Alicia Quarles. "@diembrown & @JulieRotondi are the best at making lemonade out of lemons. I'm pretty sure the doctors could not wait for Jules & I to leave & stop terrorizing them."
Still, Brown — ever the optimist — remains steadfast in her commitment to getting better and is hopeful for a positive outcome.
"I was so frustrated that it seems my body keeps throwing me curve balls over and over. It's hard to keep your spirit and your mind positive ... But I'm glad we are catching these curve balls and fixing them, one by one."
There are few words that feel appropriate and not-at-all cliché in times like this, but our thoughts are with Brown during this trying time. You kick that cancer's ass, girl.