Thursday, 1 December 2011

Dear all......





...As most of you, by now, will know, my husband Alex Wood, at 32-years-old, suffered a head injury at rugby training. After the first life saving brain operation was unsuccessful, he had to have another one 24 hours after. At this point, the Dr told me they did not expect him to survive...

We are now 9 weeks on, and he is out of the coma (which was at Glasgow scale 3) and responding a little, blinking his eyes in response to things, squeezing our hands with his right hand, and has some movement in his left leg. There are a myriad problems, epilepsy and blindness have been confirmed as a result. He now has to relearn everything, and I FULLY believe, that with time, although we are told not expect much, if anything, that he will recuperate all that he possibly can. This will take years. BUT he will win...

The reason I am writing this blog is because one of the things that seems to have been forgotten is his French. Thus, my decision for him and his recovery is to get him back to England, move back as a family to England, leaving our dream, but following our new journey, delighting in his slow, but sure recovery. This can only be done when he is in a fit enough state. He has had a tracheotomy and a stomach peg fitted to help him on his road to recovery. 

When he is in a position, and we do not know when, as he still in the High ICU centre in Bayonne Hospital, we will move back. To get him back to England will require an ambulance and much other equipment, so my sister initially set up this website:



Since, many people have been joining in, coming up with fundraising ideas for his move, and rehabilitation...

I am asking everyone if they would please just check out these various events, and sponsor, if you could, everything makes the difference.

They are all, too, on my sister's site she has set up for him, but I have put some of the links up below.

Thank you all so much in advance, and for all your support, love, prayers and care...You, none of you, have any idea how much it has ALL been helping me get through this.


Thank you, Tamsyn x





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