General Hospital star Kirsten Storms is opening up about her recent brain surgery. The 37-year-old Storms first shared that she had gotten surgery to drain and remove “a very large cyst that had split into two.” Now the former-Disney actress and star of Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century has shared additional details about her health and what led to the operation.
Storms wrote on Instagram: “First, thank you for all of the well wishes I’ve received over the last few days.” Storms noted that she’s experienced “random health issues” for several years now, which she disregarded at the time as being side effects to “my medications or just something I was experiencing due to age.” Storms continued: “When I went to get an MRI for some severe neck pain I have been experiencing for the last few months (I assumed this neck pain was also causing my frequent ‘migraines’) my amazingly thorough orthopedist ordered an MRI of my head just to be on the ‘safe side’ – even though that isn’t his area of expertise.”
Storms said that it was during the MRI that they “stumbled upon a rather large, very full of fluid, cyst that was attached to the lower portion of brain,” adding, “I feel very fortunate that my situation wasn’t more serious and that I had a wonderful neurosurgeon who immediately knew how to fix it. I’m not gonna lie, brain surgery had me nervous, but I’m immensely thankful to my family, friends, and incredible ‘work family’ who have been supportive, kind and loving during a time when I’ve been feeling a lot of emotions.” Storms then thanked all of her fans and loved ones for their support: “Again, thank you to everyone for sending positive vibes my way. It’s not gone unnoticed.”