Melissa Gilbert announced that she would be undergoing her fourth spinal surgery in the upcoming days and briefed her loved ones including fans about the same. She claimed that it has been a constant pain because she has been experiencing the same for so long (due to her previous surgeries and issues).
Melissa wrote, “So here’s my story. In 2016 I had my third spinal fusion surgery. It was in my neck at C6-7. I found out late last year that the fusion had failed, that the hardware was boring a hole in my C7 vertebra and I would need another surgery. So I waited as long as possible. I’ve now reached the point where the pain is nearly constant and the fingers on my right hand are beginning to tingle.”
Melissa said that she doesn’t know what would happen after the surgery and that whether she would receive positive or negative results, but she’s being optimistic about the same. “But that is a worry for another day. My only job now is to stay free of this horrible virus so I can have my surgery. I’ll share as much of this journey as I can in case any of you out there are facing anything similar. I’m channeling my inner Half Pint for this one. The one who believes anything is possible. The one with courage and moxie to spare!! Everyone stay safe, stay healthy, stay strong. And if you have an extra prayer or two, please send them my way,” she concluded.