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Phoebe Burgess recovers from day surgery for chronic back pain

Phoebe Burgess has previously spoken about her battle with chronic back pain, that all began with a skiing accident in 2012 that ‘changed her spine forever’. 

On Sunday, the 31-year-old told Instagram fans that she was ‘sneaking in some major rest and recovery’ at her family’s Bowral estate, following day surgery.

The former NRL WAG posted a photo of herself in a hospital gown to her Stories, prior to a procedure on Saturday to help gain relief from her muscle spasms. 

On the mend: Phoebe Burgess (pictured), 31, told Instagram fans on Sunday that she’s recovering from day surgery at her family’s Bowral estate. Phoebe has been undergoing various procedures following a skiing accident in 2012 that ‘changed her spine forever’

After returning from hospital, Phoebe shared a photo to Instagram on Sunday of herself posing in front of a mirror at the family home, in a blue and white striped blouse and white trousers. 

Remaining upbeat, the mother-of-two wrote in the caption: ‘It’s day two following yet another procedure to get some relief from the muscle spasms associated with spinal injuries (in time for the heavy lifting of holiday season).’

Referencing her mother Sarah Hooke’s lavish floral decorations, she continued: ‘Thought I’d share mum’s roses brightening up the view on my camera roll while I sneak in some major rest and recover.’ 

Day surgery: The former NRL WAG shared this photo to Instagram Stories on Sunday, taken on Saturday, of herself in a hospital gown and cap. Phoebe underwent surgery to help with her muscle spasms

Day surgery: The former NRL WAG shared this photo to Instagram Stories on Sunday, taken on Saturday, of herself in a hospital gown and cap. Phoebe underwent surgery to help with her muscle spasms

Phoebe also shared a photo to her Instagram Stories from day surgery, taken on Saturday.  

The lifestyle entrepreneur wore a hospital gown and cap, and appeared in a positive frame of mind, smiling for the camera.   

In October, Phoebe admitted in an Instagram post that it’s taken her ‘years’ to accept her diagnosis, and felt a responsibility to offer advice to other women, after being inundated with messages on Instagram. 

Candid post: In October, Phoebe admitted in an Instagram post (pictured) that it's taken her 'years' to accept her diagnosis, and felt a responsibility to offer advice to other women, after being inundated with messages on Instagram

Candid post: In October, Phoebe admitted in an Instagram post (pictured) that it’s taken her ‘years’ to accept her diagnosis, and felt a responsibility to offer advice to other women, after being inundated with messages on Instagram 

‘I don’t know if it’s social responsibility, female responsibility. The responsibility of being [a] “mum”,’ she explained.  

Phoebe revealed that her first surgery was in 2012 after a skiing accident ‘that changed her spine forever’.

Post-surgery, she ‘didn’t listen’ to her body or follow doctors’ advice; instead continuing to play tennis, ski, and run ‘every morning on concrete’.  

Honest and open: 'Two children and countless procedures, injections, scans and surgeries later, I live in chronic pain. It's taken me years to acknowledge and accept my diagnosis,' the lifestyle entrepreneur admitted to her followers

Honest and open: ‘Two children and countless procedures, injections, scans and surgeries later, I live in chronic pain. It’s taken me years to acknowledge and accept my diagnosis,’ the lifestyle entrepreneur admitted to her followers 

Having been unable to accept her reality, Phoebe spent ‘weeks in hospital, unable to move’.

‘Two children and countless procedures, injections, scans and surgeries later, I live in chronic pain. It’s taken me years to acknowledge and accept my diagnosis,’ she admitted.  

Phoebe went on to say that she has found the right support for her: a small team of professional helpers. 

Support: Phoebe went on to say that she has found the right support for her: a small team of professional helpers. 'The safety net away from my family who gather around me when a life problem requires more than just me to take it on,' she said

Support: Phoebe went on to say that she has found the right support for her: a small team of professional helpers. ‘The safety net away from my family who gather around me when a life problem requires more than just me to take it on,’ she said 

Ex-husband: Phoebe is the ex-wife of former NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs player Sam Burgess. The former couple finalised their divorce in April this year, and are pictured in February, 2016

Ex-husband: Phoebe is the ex-wife of former NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs player Sam Burgess. The former couple finalised their divorce in April this year, and are pictured in February, 2016 

‘The people who I book appointments with, call, Zoom, email, have become my (professional) support mechanism,’ she concluded.

‘The safety net away from my family who gather around me when a life problem requires more than just me to take it on.’  

Phoebe is the ex-wife of former NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs player Sam Burgess, 31.

The former couple finalised their divorce in April this year. They share two children, daughter Poppy, three, and son Billy, one. 

Family: Sam and Phoebe share two children, daughter Poppy, three, and son Billy, one (both pictured)

Family: Sam and Phoebe share two children, daughter Poppy, three, and son Billy, one (both pictured) 


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