Natalie Roser jokes ‘it’s time for my Fashion Week job’ as she uses a walker during her recovery from spinal surgery
She recently underwent surgery to correct the curvature of her spine caused by scoliosis.
And model Natalie Roser shared images of her recovery on Wednesday, along with an ironic reference to Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, which is currently underway in Sydney.
The 31-year-old captioned a video of her walking through hospital corridors using a walker: “Time for my Fashion Week job.”
Runway ready: Bikini model Natalie Roser shared images of her recovery from spinal surgery on Wednesday, along with an ironic reference to Afterpay Australian Fashion Week
Dressed in a hospital gown, the blonde excitedly held up her thumbs as she walked.
In subsequent videos, Natalie revealed that she had grown taller since her surgery.
“Guys, I’m so tall!” she wondered.
Natalie then shared a video of herself standing next to her boyfriend Harley Bonner, who looked noticeably smaller than the stately runway queen.
The Neighbors actor was visibly shocked by the change in his girlfriend’s height and gasped: ‘Honey, I think you’re a little taller. Wow!’
Cheers: 31-year-old captioned a video of herself walking down hospital corridors using a walker: ‘Time for my Fashion Week job’
Stately: In subsequent videos, Natalie revealed that she had grown taller since her surgery
Natalie recently revealed that behind her picture-perfect Instagram feed, she has had a secret health battle with scoliosis, a condition that causes the spine to curve sideways.
The Newcastle-born beauty was in hospital on Wednesday to undergo surgery to correct the curvature, which develops in about one in 15 Australian girls during puberty ages nine to 14.
In a video posted to her Instagram Stories last week, Natalie said she was both “excited and terrified at the same time” about the surgery.
Hiding the pain: Natalie recently revealed that behind her picture-perfect Instagram feed, she’s been fighting a secret health battle with scoliosis
On the mend: Newcastle-born beauty was in hospital on Wednesday to undergo surgery to correct the curvature
Natalie’s actor beau Bonner revealed on Thursday morning that she is “in good spirits” after the seven-hour procedure, which has a recovery time of up to six weeks.
The actor said his girlfriend felt “battered and bruised,” but assured fans the surgery went “perfectly.”
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that typically develops during the growth spurt phase just before puberty.
While the condition, which is estimated to affect about three percent of teens worldwide, can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown.
Getting better all the time: Natalie (pictured) is said to be in ‘good mood’ after the seven-hour corrective procedure, which has a recovery time of up to six weeks
Documenting her recovery: The swimwear model shared photos of her hospital bed on her Instagram story
What is scoliosis?
– According to healthline.com, it is the ‘abnormal curvature of the spine’
– Signs or symptoms of the condition, which comes in different forms, include back pain, uneven hips, different shoulder blade levels
– Treatments include a brace or surgery, depending on the age or condition of the condition
– Princess Eugenie was diagnosed with scoliosis as a child and had back surgery at age 12
– At her wedding in October 2018, she proudly showed her surgery scar
Most cases are mild and disappear naturally, but some spinal deformities worsen as children grow.
The most severe curves can drastically reduce the amount of space in the chest cavity, making it difficult to breathe.
One of the most famous names to have suffered from scoliosis, aside from Natalie Roser, is Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie, who was diagnosed at age 11.
Also affected: Princess Eugenie’s Peter Pilotto wedding dress (pictured) featured a low back, designed to reveal the scar on her back from her childhood back surgery to address her scoliosis
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s daughter underwent corrective surgery a year later and used the resulting scar as inspiration for the design of her wedding dress.
Eugenie eschewed a veil to expose her upper back in the gorgeous Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos gown she wore to exchange vows with longtime friend Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018.
The 31-year-old is the patroness of Britain’s Royal National Orthopedic Hospital, where she underwent her life-changing surgery 19 years ago.