Katherine Heigl has successfully undergone surgery to insert titanium disks into her neck, after she suffered a herniated disk.
The former Grey’s Anatomy star found herself becoming the patient this week as she took to Instagram on Wednesday to share details about her injury with fans.
Sharing snaps of herself after the procedure, she wrote: ‘Well…I am now bionic!! Two titanium disk now inhabit my neck and I can probably stand on my head for like hours…I’m not gonna try it just yet but give me a few months and I’ll blow your mind!!
‘I am so deeply deeply grateful to the incredible Dr’s and care team that saved me from the most excruciating pain I have ever experienced and blessed me with a new pain free lease on life!’
She continued: ‘I really feel like they deserve a big giant shoutout of gratitude and appreciation so I’m gonna give it to them! @thebackdoctorapp thank you for treating me like a human being and giving me so much of your time and attention to help me truly understand what to expect and what all my options were.’
‘Thank you for your tremendous talent and expertise and for saving my neck! @cedarssinai in Marina del ray thank you for your incredible and compassionate care and attention!’
The Firefly Lane star added: ‘Heading into surgery and hospital stays is always a bit scary and you guys could not have made me feel more comfortable or taken care of! Thank you thank you thank you!! ❤️❤️❤️
‘Oh and HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY! Clearly I’ve been blessed with the luck of the Irish today!’
A herniated disc is when a soft cushion of tissue between the bones in your spine pushes out of place. Symptoms of a slipped disc include lower back pain, neck pain, and difficulty bending your back.
The mom of three, who didn’t say how she injured herself, shared a picture of herself recovering in a neck brace.
She also posted a snap of herself in the hospital with a bandage on her neck and a photo of her X-rays, one of which shows the two titanium discs.
Days before, the Knocked Up star, 42, revealed her injury with fans and thanked her husband Josh Kelley for helping her get through the tough time.
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