Storm Keating has vowed to lift her daughter Coco up in her arms again after undergoing a “frightening” surgery.
The 39 year old was rushed to hospital last week for an emergency operation after being diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome.
What was meant to be spinal surgery for a “very bad prolapsed disc” became much more serious after Storm was diagnosed with the rare and severe type of spinal stenosis where all the nerves in the lower back became severely compressed. It can lead to loss of sensation, incontinence and paralysis if not treated immediately.
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Now, the blonde beauty has shared an update with her 127,000 followers alongside a sweet black and white video of herself cuddling her children while she sits on a blanket outside in the sun.
In the caption, she wrote: “My babies [black heart emoji] 10 days post surgery and I am doing great.
“One day soon I’ll be able to lift her up and into my arms again… the lord himself knows that every little piece of my heart and soul can’t wait!”
Many of her fans were quick to comment as one person, who could relate, wrote: “Youre looking fab! I’m 3.5 years post op and still suffering with Cauda Equina Syndrome from nerve damage sending you love and extra healing,” [sic] alongside a tear emoji and a heart eyes emoji.
Another said: “So glad your on the mend fab pictures and as said wont be long till you can pick your babies up but please take care xxx,” followed by a red heart emoji.
While a third added: “Wow. I was still in bed at this point. So glad u r recovering well though. It was heartbreaking to me when I couldn’t spend time with my daughter so I absolutley appreciate what this means. Your doing amazing. But just remember the times u need to stop are ok to x”. [sic]
Storm previously took to her social media page to detail her terrifying ordeal of being diagnosed with the rare cauda equina syndrome.
She wrote: “It’s been a long and trialling week, the most frightening week of my life.
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“But I feel so utterly grateful to Dr Syed Aftab and all the amazing specialists, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and aids at #CromwellHospital who have assisted me through this.
“On Saturday I was rushed in with what we already knew was a very bad prolapsed disc, which had more recently escalated to the point where it needed surgical intervention.
“Whilst stabilising in hospital however, this then escalated to Cauda Equina Compression/ Syndrome which required emergency spinal surgery to avoid permanent damage.”
Storm thanked the incredible team of doctors who took care of her before addressing her husband Ronan and their children. “My little girl turns one year old tomorrow and I can’t wait to get home to her (just in time!) and to my amazing family who have been supporting each other and holding the fort together in my absence this last week.
“It couldn’t have been easy and especially knowing the way my baby @rokeating worries! So baba, @jackrkeating and @missyykeating you are my heroes and I love you and I can’t wait to get home and see you!!!!
“Finally I just wanted to say thank you so much to everyone for your well wishes this last week, they filled me with strength and courage. I hope that by sharing my story, it’s a small reminder for everyone to take care of your back!
“Many of us take our spine for granted and often our health too… but sometimes the unexpected can throw a real curve ball if you’re not paying attention or if you’re ignoring your body.
“I’m very lucky but I wouldn’t wish what I’ve been through on anyone. We share our highs on Insta but sometimes it’s good to share our lows too. This has been one of mine.”