The Magnolia star gave Instagram followers an update on her health

She recently underwent surgery for a decades-old injury.

A photo of herself in a hospital bed rocking sunglasses and throwing up the peace sign

I've always joked that my back likes to act up at the most inconvenient times.

I was a bit stressed because of the timing of it all with the holiday season.

Although Joanna's back injury prevented her and Chip from their second date in 2001

The couple still managed to push through and nail their marriage

But the reality star wouldn't quite say it was love at first sight.

The home renovation duo have built quite a life—and lifestyle brand.