The former model and photographer filed a lawsuit against Baylor University Hospital

‘American Pickers’ star Danielle Colby shares photo from hospital, details ‘health journey’ with fibroids

‘We were so close to losing each other’

Colby was diagnosed with a stage 3 fibroid on July 4, 2013.

“It became my worst nightmare,” she said in a statement at the time.

“(Doctors) told me that if I didn’t get it out right away they were going to cut both my ovaries.

“I spent 4 days in surgery, two nights under anesthesia, one night in the hospital, and was given six months [to live]. It was the best two months of my life.”

Colby recalled the procedure’s aftermath with her mom. Her father had to stay at home and not be on-set for the show.

“So I had to be by myself,” she recalled. “And if I was working, I was so exhausted that I literally would fall asleep.

“I would go home and cry myself to sleep because I was so scared that I was going to lose everything I loved.” She lost her first husband, then her show, her job and her future.

Now she is ready to fight back. The former model and photographer has filed a lawsuit claiming that her doctors at Baylor University Hospital were negligent in diagnosing her with fibroid growths.

“I would look at her, and I could look at myself and I would know we were so close to losing each other,” Colby said.

“And that’s when that fear of not being able to go on that became a greater fear of not being able to go on with our lives.”

The photos show Colby, right, visiting a patient at the hospital. In front of her, seated patient is wearing a T-shirt adorned with a “TMI” headline.

“I’ve never had a complaint like that,” Colby said. “That’s an opportunity to get better for the sake of the patient.”

The photos were revealed during a hearing in a complaint filed by Colby against medical staff at Baylor University Hospital. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Dallas.

Baylor will not comment about the allegations.

On Aug. 16, a judge ruled in favor of the hospital, ruling that the hospital had to turn over the photos, as well as other medical records showing that the patient had undergone a hysterectomy, a major operation that removes

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