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Kirsten Storms Leaving 'General Hospital' Again — Expected to Return At Some Point!
Kirsten Storms joined the cast of ABC soap opera General Hospital as Maxie Jones in 2005. Since then, the actress has taken a leave absence multiple times for various reasons. It was recently revealed that Storms will be exiting the show again for personal reasons.
In 2011, Storms left the role after being diagnoses with endometriosis, and was temporarily recast with Jen Lilley for nearly a year. Storms returned to GH in 2012, leaving again in 2014 to take a few months off for maternity leave to give birth to her daughter, Harper. In May 2016, GH unexpectedly recast the character of Maxie with Molly Burnett.
“I am taking a little break from work due to some skin issues I’ve been having,” Storms explained Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. “My doctors say my breakouts are due to stress, but shouldn’t take too long to get under control. I can say that I’m on the better end of it now. However, it was becoming too difficult for GH to cover up. And we all know in this business, appearance is important.”
Last week, it was revealed Storms would once again be taking time away from GH for personal reasons. A rep for GH confirmed it would not affect her status with the soap, and her job would be waiting upon her return.
On Sunday night's DIRTY SOAP, it was revealed that Kirsten Storms has endometriosis. She was temporarily recast as Maxie on GENERAL HOSPITAL but there has been mystery about the illness that caused that change to occur.
There is no known cure for this but there are treatments which can help relieve the symptoms and improve the quality of life. See below for more details on this condition from endometriosis.org. Feel better, Kirsten. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (the endometrial stroma and glands, which should only be located inside the uterus) is found elsewhere in the body.
It is generally acknowledged that an estimated 10% of all women during their reproductive years (from the onset of menstruation to menopause) are affected by endometriosis. This equates to 176 million women throughout the world, who have to deal with the symptoms of endometriosis during the prime years of their lives. The most common symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain.
The pain often correlates to the menstrual cycle, but a woman with endometriosis may also experience pain that doesn’t correlate to her cycle – this is what makes this disease/condition so unpredictable and frustrating. For many women, the pain of endometriosis is so severe and debilitating that it impacts their lives in significant ways.
Endometriosis can also cause scar tissue and adhesion's to develop that can distort a woman’s internal anatomy. In advanced stages, internal organs may fuse together, causing a condition known as a “frozen pelvis.” This is not common, but it does happen. It is estimated that 30-40% of women with endometriosis may not be able to have children (if you suspect you suffer from infertility, please see our section on endometriosis and infertility).
(Spoilers) General Hospital Spoilers March 13-17, 2017
Thatsup.info, After not looking well on GH in recent months, Kirsten Storms has
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