Ashe’s Quote Pinned by Her Daughter Proved Inspirational for Cairns | Cricket News
Sydney: Former New Zealand versatile Chris Cairns, who is recovering from complicated heart surgery, said an inspirational poster pinned by his daughter inside the Sydney Intensive Care Unit (ICU) l ‘had helped during his extended hospital stay.
The 51-year-old was in critical condition after suffering complications from major heart surgery in Sydney. Cairns had undergone an aortic dissection and had to be transferred to St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney for intensive care earlier this month from Canberra.
Aortic dissection is a serious medical condition in which a tear occurs in the inner layer of the body’s main artery (aorta). It was only recently that Cairns was taken out of the resuscitation system and was able to communicate with his family.
In a heartfelt message posted to Instagram on Tuesday, the great cricketer wrote: “My 10 year old daughter is a tennis player and when I woke up and came out of my haze in intensive care I saw that she made me a poster and Mel (The Cairns Woman) stuck it on my wall.
“It was a quote from Arthur Ashe (matching the fact that the US Open was also underway at the time and got me through some of those long nights in intensive care).” Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. ‘500 reps (reps) per stage this morning. I’ll do 600 tomorrow! #notdoneyet #makeitcount #arthurashe # clever10yearold (black heart symbol), ”Cairns wrote.
During life-saving emergency heart surgery Chris underwent in Sydney, he suffered a stroke to his spine. This resulted in paralysis of his legs. “As a result, he will undergo a major rehabilitation process at a specialist spine hospital in Australia,” his lawyer Aaron Lloyd said earlier, according to stuff.co.nz.
“Chris and his family remain grateful for the overwhelming support from the public as they face this difficult time. They also appreciate how their privacy has been respected. Chris and his family now want to focus on making it happen. spending time together as much as possible and doing whatever is possible. progress they can in her recovery. We will update everyone when there is more news, but it is probably in a certain time, “the statement added.