Monday, 22 February 2016

A special message from our Don

Dear All,
Thank you, and everyone else who sent messages, for your best wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery. When I was flat on my back, wired up for colour and sound, not able to move and Mumski showed me the post and the wishes, it gave me a real boost and strengthened my desire to get out of there.

Well here it is, some 17 days later and I am at last free. Came home from hospital yesterday to be greeted by 2 excited dogs and 2 indifferent cats (what’s new!) Now starts the fun bit…….6 weeks full time in a neck brace, then a further 4 – 6 weeks part time in the brace where I am allowed to take it off for showers, at home etc. NO housework, NO gardening, NO enjoyment, NO fun and games. Also at least 20 weeks of physio and strengthening exercises. But as Mumski said…isn’t it great to be alive…bless her!

To Lindy, a very special thank you for her post. It touched me in a very special way and reinforced my belief that this part of the universe is a wonderful and caring place with some very uniquely special people.

Again, many thanks
Downunder Don

Great to hear from you Don.  Hopefully being home will help you heal quicker.
Sending positive healing vibes your way. Take care!
Hugs Lindy


  1. Great news Don! Mumski is very right!
    My husband has had two back surgeries. He wasn't fused but definitely need physical therapy after each! It's a team effort!
    Keep getting better!

  2. Being alive is what's important! Sorry you have these long weeks to get through, but I know you can do it and we'll be your cheerleaders.

  3. Hi Lindy, thanks for passing on Don's news.
    Don, I am glad you are on the mend :)
    love Jan,xx

  4. A long road ahead but at least you're on it. Continued good wishes for a full recovery.

  5. Don, Sending love and good wishes for your continued recovery. Don't try and rush things.

    Thanks Lindy.


  6. Good news Don. Wishing you as speedy recovery.

  7. Sending lots of good wishes Downunder. Work hard and get strong, Don.


  8. Oh Don...very happy to hear you're out of the hospital. I totally agree with Mumski...that isn't much down time in the grand scheme of things. And just think how awesome you are going to feel once you complete all your therapy! Sending lots of prayers, healing energy and positive thoughts your way!

    Thanks for keeping us updated, Lindy.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

  9. Hi Don, :) I'm sorry to hear that you went through such and ordeal, but I am awfully glad to hear that you are home and doing well now! Sounds like you have quite a bit of challenging therapy in front of you, but you can do it!!! And your Mumski sounds very wise too!

    Feel better and know that we are all cheering you on as you move forward, as well as thinking about you too! Many hugs to you; Lindy many hugs to you too (sweet & kind posts),

    <3 Katie

  10. Thanks everyone for your replies. I know either Don or Mumski keep an eye on here to see what's happening. So they should see all these lovely kind words.
    Hugs Lindy

  11. Don, glad to here you are home. Continuing to send healing energy your way. Hugs to you and Mumski


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