Mum-of-three Carolyn wrote that she was sending the post “as I’ve been getting lots of messages asking why I’ve been so quiet”.
In the post, which shows a photo of her hospital bed, She wrote: “Today, I’m so pleased but also terrified to be finally undergoing what’s now going to be an emergency, urgent and complex operation.
"But hoping to be back on my dancing feet by Christmas and ready for @mansfieldtownfc to face the giants in the 3rd round of @emiratesfacup FA cup in January!
"My amazing family and friends have been my strength lately, especially my expat family. My incredible husband, John, deserves a medal - I love you and our 3 gorgeous boys with all my heart.“Sending lots of love to you all out there - I guess tough times make us appreciate the good times! Xx”