KEY POINTS

  • Storms teased her return to the "General Hospital" following her recovery
  • The actress is a series regular since 2005
  • The actress said she was thankful that her situation wasn't very serious

Actress Kirsten Storms revealed details of her brain surgery Sunday via Instagram and thanked everyone for the well-wishes. The 37-year-old “General Hospital” star also gave an update about her health and what led to the operation.

"First, thank you for all of the well-wishes I’ve received over the last few days," she wrote. The 37-year-old actress first revealed her brain surgery Friday through Instagram Stories.

She also told her fans that the doctors shaved a portion of her head during the operation, adding: “… So please no comments if you don’t like my hair. It’s temporary."

In the recent post, she went on to explain for those who didn’t follow up her Instagram Stories and wrote: "Little bit of info for those who are wondering… I spent the last few years having random health issues that I disregarded as side effects to my medications or just something I was experiencing due to age."

The actress explained how severe neck pain encouraged her to get an MRI done. "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”)," she said, adding: "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."

"...That’s when we stumbled upon a rather large, very full of fluid, cyst that was attached to the lower portion of the brain," she continued.

The actress stated that she was thankful that her situation wasn't very serious. "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."

The actress thanked everyone for all the support she received before her brain surgery.

"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."

She further revealed returning to the work after her recovery. 

Storms is currently working on the "General Hospital" series as Maxie Jones since 2005. Although she took a break from the series in 2011 due to a health problem, which was later disclosed to be endometriosis. She marked her return on the show in 2012.

kirsten storms 2015 Kirsten Storms attended The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 26, 2015 in Burbank, California. Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images