It’s no secret that Teen Mom OG star Debra Danielsen has experienced hardships through her life — and in her new book, Vapor: A True Story of How I Fell Victim to Catfishing, the blonde beauty recalled an unfortunate chapter when she was diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately, Farrah Abraham‘s mother wound up not having the life-threatening disease, and exclusively took In Touch inside those moments after she was told she was sick.

“It was very traumatic because my dad was just a few weeks away from dying of colon cancer. The surgeon removed 13.5 feet of my colon and several lymph nodes. The polyp they removed from me was 4 centimeters. It was a very difficult surgery and time in my life,” Debra revealed.

“I held my dad in my arms when he took his last breath. Then watched his spirit come up and out of his body. Then four days later, I faced the surgery and process he did. Thank God my polyp, although huge was not cancerous because we caught it in time. I am so grateful that my dad told me to get checked out.”

Fortunately, the reality TV grandmother is doing much better today. “I am healthy and working out with a celebrity trainer. You will see my daughter Ashley and I in the gym with [him] on an upcoming episode of my new show,” Debra continued.

“The new show is produced and director by me and my partners. It is uplifting, fun, and shows how to enjoy life more fully. The show is being filmed now and includes friends, family, and at times is very educational in fun ways. We focus on health, beauty, and eating right.”

Elsewhere in the novel, Debra opened up about her strained relationship with Farrah — and claimed that she was not there for her during her cancer scare. When asked about these claims, she explained, “Farrah is responsible for her choices. I have unconditional love for my children. My prayer is Farrah will one day know this and trust me for being the one who has always stood by her, sacrificed to help her, and raised [Farrah’s daughter] Sophia along side her.”

“I worked for weeks and weeks to help her with starting her businesses, construction of the stores, and cleaning her houses,” she then added. “I love Farrah and Sophia and always will. I am a mom.” You can purchase the highly-anticipated read today.

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