April Banbury, star of Married At First Sight UK, has stated that she is in excruciating agony as a result of a spinal injury.
April, who was on the E4 programme last year, stated in an Instagram post that she learned she had a prolapsed disc in her spine three weeks ago, describing the suffering as “unmatched.”
Sharing a compilation of photos and videos of herself in recent days resting at home and receiving medical treatment, she wrote in her caption: ‘So explained in my non professional simple terms 🤣discs have jam inside and mines leaked out and splattered all over my nerves 🙈and it hurts A LOT!’
April, a former Miss Great Britain, described how her symptoms hit her “like a friggin tornado,” and how she went from “living a normal life to being housebound.”
The reality personality stated that she is experiencing pain and numbness in both of her legs, her back, and her right arm, and that she now ‘looks weird’.
‘I did make myself giggle a bit too when I didn’t realise I had a 1cm shard of glass in the sole of my foot for 6 weeks until a blood blister appeared that I could sort of feel 🤣,’ she added.
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Speaking openly with her followers, April shared that sitting down is ‘pretty much almost impossible’, and so she flits between standing ‘for short periods of time, taking a few steps around the house and laying down’.
While considering her options, April said that she didn’t want to undergo spinal surgery, as the ‘risks are far too high for my liking’.
Instead, she’s having IDD (Intervertebral Differential Dynamics) therapy, where a machine is used to stretch her spine on a daily basis ‘to relieve pressure off of my disc’.
Acupuncture, shockwave therapy, k-laser, osteopathy, and physical therapy will be among the other treatments she will receive.
‘It’s going to be one hell of a journey and sadly there’s no quick fix. It’s been both physically and mentally challenging, but I have hope and feel positive about recovery,’ she continued.
‘My friends and family have honestly been beyond incredible (I’m going to end up looking like a sausage by the time I’m recovered because they keep feeding me 🤣).
‘I’m so grateful to be surrounded by so much support and love.’
Several people shared messages of support for April in the comments of her post, with one writing: ‘Omg! Sending you love and light for a full recovery! 🙏🏽✨.’
Another shared: ‘Get well my darling!! Sending you lots of love! ❤️.’
Source My Celebrity Life.