Natalie Roser is visited in hospital by her Neighbours star boyfriend Harley Bonner as he shares an update on her recovery from spinal fusion surgery
Bikini model Natalie Roser recently underwent surgery for her battle with scoliosis.
The 31-year-old’s Neighbours star boyfriend, Harley Bonner, has revealed she’s in ‘good spirits’ following the intensive operation.
He shared a loved-up photo from her hospital bed to Instagram on Thursday to update fans on Natalie’s condition.
In recovery: Natalie Roser’s Neighbours star boyfriend has provided an update on her condition after she underwent surgery for scoliosis
Natalie managed a smile in the photo, as Harry let fans know that his girlfriend was ‘battered and bruised but in good spirits. Surgery went perfectly.’
Natalie said in a video on Tuesday evening that she was both ‘excited and terrified all at the same time’ as she prepared to go under.
One video showed Natalie showing off her compression socks in her hospital gown before going into surgery.
Ready for surgery: On Wednesday, the bikini model revealed she was in hospital and waiting to undergo an operation to treat her scoliosis
What is scoliosis?
– According to Healthline.com, it is the ‘abnormal curvature of the spine’
– Signs or symptoms of the condition, which has various forms, include back pain, uneven hips, different shoulder blade levels
– Treatments include bracing or surgery depending on age or state of the condition
– Princess Eugenie was diagnosed with scoliosis as a child and at age 12 had surgery on her back
– She proudly showed off her surgery scar at her wedding in October 2018
‘Harley’s gone to work and now I’m just waiting in my compression socks,’ she said.
In another post the model said she was ‘starving,’ presumably because she had to fast before surgery.
The night before, Natalie alerted fans her operation was during Spine Health Awareness Week.
‘I am excited and terrified all at the same time and in crazy coincidence it’s National Spine Health Awareness Week,’ Natalie said.
She also told fans that she would be sharing her journey on YouTube soon.
Earlier this month, Natalie revealed her private battle with scoliosis and said she was preparing for spinal fusion surgery.
‘It’s getting worse. It’s going to continue to get worse,’ she said during an Instagram Q&A at the time.
‘I am constantly in a level of discomfort. There are days when I can’t ignore it.’
Scoliosis is the sideways curvature of the spine. Natalie said her spine had moved ’60 degrees’ and that made her a candidate for surgery.
Doctors will ‘removing her discs’ and replace them with artificial ones and a brace.
‘Harley’s gone to work and now I’m just waiting in my compression socks,’ she said, referring to her actor boyfriend, who was at her bedside prior to the operation
‘They are removing my discs, putting in fake ones and drilling a pole to my spine, so I am straight up and down again,’ Natalie explained.
The operation will see her in hospital for one week and her recovery time is estimated to be about six weeks.
Natalie said she won’t be able to work, but admitted that ‘winter’ is a much better time to undergo the procedure.
Hungry: She shared another post, saying that she was ‘starving’, presumably because she had to fast before surgery
Brave: Earlier this month, Natalie revealed her private battle with scoliosis and said she was preparing for spinal fusion surgery