Ronan Keating's wife Storm rushed to hospital for emergency spinal surgery after cauda equina syndrome diagnosis03/27/2021
RONAN Keating’s wife Storm was rushed to hospital this week and forced to undergo emergency spinal surgery.
The 39-year-old revealed she initially needed medical help for a “very bad prolapsed disc”, but it ended up being much more serious when she was diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome.
Cauda equina syndrome is a rare and severe type of spinal stenosis where all the nerves in the lower back become severely compressed.
Describing her ordeal, alongside a picture of her in hospital, the mum-of-two explained: “It’s been a long and trialling week, the most frightening week of my life.”
She wrote: “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 went on to thank her doctor, saying that without him she “would not be walking out of this hospital with the prospects of leading the normal life I had always envisioned I would.”
She continued: “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!!!!”
What is Cauda equina syndrome?
Cauda equina syndrome is a rare and severe type of spinal stenosis where all of the nerves in the lower back suddenly become severely compressed.
Accroding to the NHS Symptoms include:
- sciatica on both sides
- weakness or numbness in both legs that is severe or getting worse
- numbness around or under your genitals, or around your anus
- finding it hard to start peeing, can't pee or can't control when you pee – and this isn't normal for you
- you don't notice when you need to poo or can't control when you poo – and this isn't normal for you
Cauda equina syndrome requires emergency hospital admission and emergency surgery, because the longer it goes untreated, the greater the chance it will lead to permanent paralysis and incontinence.
Storm, who is an Australian fashion designer, concluded by telling her follower to “take care of their backs” and not take the spine for granted.
She added: “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 ❤️.”
Storm married Boyzone singer Ronan in 2015 after meeting while both working on the Australian X Factor.
They are parents to a son Cooper, born 2017 and a little girl called Coco.
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