People.com Lifestyle Health 'General Hospital' 's Kirsten Storms Reveals She's 'On the Mend' After Recent Brain Surgery Kirsten Storms posted a series of videos on her Instagram explaining that she had surgery to drain and remove "a very large cyst that had split into two" By Ally Mauch Published on June 5, 2021 11:20 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Kirsten Storms. Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images Kirsten Storms is on the road to recovery after getting brain surgery. The General Hospital star, 37, shared a series of videos on her Instagram Story Friday telling followers that she had gotten surgery earlier this week and was heading home from the hospital. Despite the ordeal, the actress remained in good spirits and was cracking jokes throughout her posts. "There really is no filter that's going to make this better for me right now," she quipped in the first clip. "So I've not really spoken about this much or at all actually. Less than 48 hours ago I had brain surgery, hence the neck brace, it was on the lower portion of my brain. Em is taking care of me until I get to my at home nurse," she continued, referring to her friend and former costar Emme Rylan. "It's been an interesting last couple of days," Storms said. Kirsten Storms. Kirsten Storms/Instagram Kirsten Storms Temporarily Leaves General Hospital Due to 'Skin Issues': 'We All Know in This Biz Appearance Is Important' Storms went on to explain that the surgery was done to remove "a very large cyst that had split into two." "What they had to drain and remove was not cancer — I want to clarify that right now before the internet goes crazy wild with rumors about this," she said. "I had a very large cyst that had split into two and the doctor said it was like so full the pressure was very noticeable when they opened up my skull, sounds so weird." RELATED VIDEO: Station 19 Actress Lalia Susini on Her Traumatic Brain Injury That Left Her Partially Paralyzed: 'I Knew I Would Walk Again' As for her recovery, the actress said she plans to take several weeks off before returning to work. "So I will be on the mend for the next several weeks but I will be back at work when this is over with," Storms added as Rylan assured her, "You can take a moment." "I feel like s--- so we're gonna go," she said in the next video. "Pardon my language but I think that I've earned it today. So yeah, we're going to get me home." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Storms concluded her videos with a quick clarification that she wasn't coming straight out of surgery. "I had the surgery a couple days ago so yes I was in the hospital for a few days — we're not taking me straight home right after brain surgery," she said.