Amy's fight against cancer and morcellation.
In order to counter the effect of morcellation, Amy underwent a drastic operation called cytoreduction and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). She was in the hospital for two weeks, missing Thanksgiving with her children, and developed a blood clot in her lungs. The surgery was followed with chemotherapy. Recently, her LMS returned to her spine, requiring more surgery and radiation.
During this time, Amy and her husband (Dr. Hooman Noorchashm) have fought to end the practice of morcellation, a terrible medical practice that OBGYNs have been doing for 20 years. Dozens of women and family members who have also fallen victim to morcellation have come forward. Many have died. Their campaign has received a lot of acknowledgement from the media, and they have been featured in dozens of high profile articles and stories. They have petitioned twice at the FDA and have met with members of Congress and the Senate. They have detailed every step of the way in their change.org petition that Hooman started while Amy was still in the hospital (https://www.change.org/p/women-s-health-alert-deadly-cancers-of-the-uterus-spread-by-gynecologists-stop-morcellating-the-uterus-in-minimally-invasive-and-robot-assisted-hysterectomy).