Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The road less travelled

SU R G E R Y AGAIN

Before I went on vacation I had been taking two different types of antibiotic in a last ditch attempt at killing the infection in my body.

Well the bad news is that it hasn't worked.

The solution....I'm going in to hospital next week to have all the hardware out of my head and spine. It seems that the infection has found a home at the base of the hardware and clearly does not intend to leave.

OK let it stay there.... the hardware will end up in the trash and the infection along with it.

So I will be scarce for a while until I'm out of hospital and then I can start again with a vengance.

I'm not going to post until I'm out since I have a lot to organise and clearly won't be doing any training.

See you when I get back.

21 comments:

Margaret2007 said...

God bless you and keep you Dougal.

I will be praying for the surgeons and the quick and complete resolution of this issue of your body.

Would anyone be able to update us as to your status until you are back?

Sincerely,
Margaret

dougal said...

Hey there Margaret. Thank you for your prayers, greatly appreciated..I'll ask my girlfriend to come online after my surgery which will be wednesday next and let you all know how it went.

Marbella said...

Hi Amigo Dougal,
Wanted to tell you how worried I am about the surgery. I remember what you said about it time past, and how dark it will be. Am praying for hoards of angels to care for you and bring you back to your life and us once again. Please have your special lady keep us informed.
Be strong as always!
Lynda

dougal said...

Hi my friend, thank you for your prayers. I'll see you again soon

Adam Waters said...

Hi Dougal, you are in my thoughts mate. I am sending positive vibes to you and trust that you will pull through this like you have done many times before.

dougal said...

Hi Adam, thanks very much mate..I believe I will come back completely healed and with much more mobility than I have right now. See ya soon.

Bob said...

Hi Dougal,I would like to tell you how much you have inspirated me and since your injury, your positive attitude has inspired me even more.

I hope that you will be back in a more relentless way and that it's the end point of this painfull experience. God bless U

Bob

dougal said...

Bob, thank you very much, I appreciate your kind words, and I'll be back soon to encourage you even more my friend.

Mat said...

Dougal, you've come so far against so much, keep on fighting!

Mike Groom said...

Dougal mate, I wish you all the best for a speedy recovery from the surgery and see back up and shredding again in no time at all. Look forward to seeing you back in SS2.0.

dougal said...

Mike, Mat, thank you both very much. I'll be back kickin butt in no time.

Ron said...

Hey Dougal, I'll be praying for your successful operation. We need inspirational people like you on the Sphere.

Phil said...

Hey Dougal, I am still down in the crowd of supporters chanting aloud for you. Keep strong my friend and looking forward to some good news next time you blog.
Cheers Phil

myphysiquedelta said...

My deepest prayers for you Dougal. You are a blessing and wil get well in a good quick order. Brian Hildebrand

Debbie said...

Dougal, my thoughts are with you during another bump in the road. We all know your spirit and nothing will keep you down. I look forward to hearing about your progress and especially having you back here with us.

dougal said...

Thank you Debbie. My story should be interesting

Marbella said...

Just checking in to see if you´d posted when the operation is...guess we won´t know anything, but am still crossing my fingers for all the BEST!
Lynda

dougal said...

Lynda Hi, going in tuesday afternoon...op 1st thing wednesday morning. 6hour op.

Shari Kraft said...

Hey Sweetie Pie! I truly believe that The Lord will bring you thru this storm. We all love you, and are praying for you. Sending lots of love and hugs to you and your girlfriend. :)

dougal said...

Thank you Shari, appreciate your prayers, especially on wednesday.
see you soon.

Marbella said...

Just now saw about what you posted on the operation. Count on me having a HUGE candle burning for you on my mantle, and prayers going straight up for your safety.
All good luck. All Godspeed. Will keep you close on Wednesday. This will be over soon, and we´ll have you telling us all the details.
Blessings Dougal.
Lynda