Katherine Heigl is making a positive recovery after recently undergoing neck surgery.
The Firefly Lane star, 42, updated fans via Instagram on her health after revealing last week that she had herniated a disc in her neck.
“Well…I am now bionic!!” she wrote alongside a series of photos. “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!!”
The photos showed Heigl recovering in a neck brace, along with one of her in the hospital with a bandage on her neck and X-ray scans, one of which shows the two titanium discs.
“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 in her post. “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!
“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!!”
Heigl also wished her followers a happy St. Patrick’s Day, jokingly adding that she’s “been blessed with the luck of the Irish.”
The actress first announced on Friday that she had to travel from her home in Utah to Los Angeles for the first time in a year “to deal with a herniated disc” in her neck.
“First trip since the start of the pandemic is back to LA to deal with a herniated disk in my neck,” she captioned the first post. “Thank God for @joshbkelley for not only coming with me to hold my hand but for providing me with some very much needed comedic relief! I mean…only Josh can or would harmonize with the coffee maker!”
In a separate post, she added “This is definitely the guy you want by your side during a health crisis. Though…I don’t think I’d bring him to the OB with me. Those jokes would just be too far.”
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