Chris Cairns shares pictures from his recovery phase, gets shifted to wheelchair for movement
Cairns could be seen pushing himself in the gym in the pictures shared by him.
Updated - Nov 14, 2021 1:25 pm
Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns went through a really difficult phase of his life in the last few months when a severe spinal stroke made him confined to the hospital for a long time. He later underwent an aortic dissection to gain some normalcy and is currently getting better one step at a time. In the latest turn of events, Cairns posted some of his pictures from the recovery phase where he could be seen getting on a wheelchair.
Cairns stated that three months after his traumatic experience, his chest support is finally removed and he is being shifted to a wheelchair. He also added that he has started pushing a little harder in the gym now and that he can move his chest in a normal manner. In the pictures shared by him, he could be seen sitting in a wheelchair and doing some physio and gym sessions.
“3 months (12 weeks) post-op! External chest precautions are off and I got a new set of wheels!! Able to start pushing a little harder in the gym – can transfer on my own and allowed to use my chest finally!! Today is a good day. #anniversary #3months #aorticdissection #survivor #spinalstroke #SCI #makeitcount #notdoneyet,” posted Cairns on Instagram.
Chris Cairns shares pictures from his recovery phase
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It was during late September when Cairn posted how his family is helping him every day to get better. His little daughter is a tennis player and she brought a motivating poster to his hospital room to cheer father. The poster had a quote by Arthur Ashe (a famous tennis player) and those words helped him get going.
“My 10-year-old daughter is a tennis player, and when I woke up and came out of my haze in ICU I saw that she had made me a poster and Mel stuck it on my wall.”
“It was a quote by Arthur Ashe (fitting as the US Open was also on at the time and got me through a few of those long nights in ICU). ‘Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.’ 500 reps each leg this morning. Going for 600 tomorrow! #notdoneyet #makeitcount #arthurashe #clever10yearold,” Cairn had posted earlier.