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Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: Faithful_City (IP Logged)
Date: 18 January, 2020 09:52

latest news on Michael and its good

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Injured New Zealand rugby star Michael Fatialofa could be out of intensive care next week as his feeling and movement is being restored, his wife says.

The former Hurricanes lock has been in a serious but stable condition in the intensive care unit of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London following surgery after a frightening neck injury suffered while playing for Worcester against Saracens in the English Premiership on January 4.

However, his Worcester Warriors side posted on Twitter that Fatialofa's wife Tatiana wrote that Michael was exceeding medical expectations with his recent recovery.

"Been a week full of radical miracles!" she wrote.

We keep Fats in our thoughts every day 💙💛

"Feeling, movement and better breathing all being restored. Michael is surpassing every medical expectation and with ongoing prayer, positivity and progress we could be out of ICU next week!

"Keep the faith hot team - we're winning! Feeling so blessed. God is always good even when life is not. Don't lose focus. Let's get my baby to specialised care."

JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: centrethere (IP Logged)
Date: 18 January, 2020 15:57

That is some very good news

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: Stopsy (IP Logged)
Date: 18 January, 2020 17:32

Very welcome news, thanks

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: Offa (IP Logged)
Date: 18 January, 2020 23:23

Great to hear progress. Hope to hear more soon.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: Faithful_City (IP Logged)
Date: 21 January, 2020 11:27

Let's keep Michael and Tatiana in our thoughts and prayers as they battle through this awful time in their lives


What is it like being the partner of a professional rugby player in this modern world, read what Tatiana feels the ups and the downs.

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Tatiana Fatialofa

Michael Fatialofa's wife Tatiana says a rugby relationship "is a far cry from the glamourous image you're made to believe".

Tatiana has continued her brave and emotional social media posts as her husband lies in intensive care in a London hospital, making progress from a frightening neck injury playing in the English Premiership two weeks ago.

The injury has rocked their life and the absence of normality hit home again for Tatiana over the weekend as Worcester played without their former Hurricanes lock.

Tatiana used the situation to provide an enlightening look at how being involved with a professional athlete plays out.



"It's Friday night which would otherwise be pre-game night. Michael has always been meticulous and disciplined, routinely following his own set of rituals that I quickly implemented too," she began on her Instagram account with a photograph of them together following a Hurricanes match.

"If you've dated a professional athlete longer than a season you'll understand just how much your world merges with theirs. Your entire relationship, lifestyle and schedule revolves around their demanding job, and it's a far cry from the glamorous image you're made to believe."

"Dating a rugby player is not something I ever envisioned for my life, granted we've been together since high school so we grew into this wild way of living together, not realising the great cost it'd rake up to be.

"As much as I would've liked for him to lead a more simple and safe career — I would never ask him to surrender his God-given talents.

"This game has provided him purpose, lifelong friendships, a profound sense of belonging, appreciation for health, and a huge amount of happiness as he's been able to develop and display his craft.

"But all of this has came through immense sacrifice and risk — for us both, plus his family too.

"As his other-half, it'd take me a whole damn book to unravel the tangled reality of what it's really like being on the sideline of the man I love, but I've learnt to balance any grievances I had with the truth of who I know @michaelfats to be off the field as a person, which is 100 times the player he was on the field.

"My husband is a stellar gentleman and I'll miss being the first person he looks for in the crowd after a match. I feel so special knowing he never once forgot to give me a kiss after the final whistle blew."



Tatiana has shown incredible strength throughout this ordeal and gone out of her way to keep friends and fans updated, believing there was power in collective prayer and support.

Late last week Tatiana spoke of hope that her husband could be out of intensive care at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington after a "week full of radical miracles".

"Feeling, movement and better breathing all being restored. Michael is surpassing every medical expectation and with ongoing prayer, positivity and progress we could be out of ICU next week!

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"Keep the faith hot team - we're winning!"


The Worcester Warriors club set up an email address – fats@warriors.co.uk – to enable well-wishers to send messages to Fatialofa and Tatiana.

Michael and Tatiana are part of our bigger family at Worcester Warriors.
Let us all wish them the best of luck.


JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: Stopsy (IP Logged)
Date: 21 January, 2020 19:10

And they have love and support from the wider rugby family.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: Faithful_City (IP Logged)
Date: 22 January, 2020 15:33

Another step forward, slowly but surely

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Worcester News

MICHAEL Fatialofa’s recovery appeared to take another step forward yesterday (Tuesday) when he tried eating for the first time in more than two weeks.

The Warriors ace has been in hospital since January 4 having sustained spinal damage during a 62-5 defeat at Saracens.

The club reported Fatialofa had successful surgery to alleviate "bruising and swelling on his spinal cord" which left him with "reduced power and sensation in his arms and legs".

He has since been recovering in intensive care (ICU) in London with wife Tatiana Fatialofa posting updates via Instagram.

She reported that Fatialofa “could be out of ICU” this week and has in the past hour suggested he could be moved today.

Late last night Tatiana posted: “Praise God that he is at least able to try (pureed) food for the first time in 2.5 weeks! Feeding tube [is] still in but we count every bit of progress.”

Asked about Fatialofa's progress at Tuesday's press conference, Worcester's director of rugby Alan Solomons said: "The feedback I have had is positive.

"He has a bit more movement which is really positive, I am positive about it and hopeful he will make a full recovery."

Fans and wellwishers can pass on messages of encouragement to Fatialofa and his family through a dedicated email address set up by the club: fats@warriors.co.uk


JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: Faithful_City (IP Logged)
Date: 23 January, 2020 10:08

https://www.sixwaysrugby.co.uk/Sportsnetwork/Images/Players/Fats/Fats01.jpg

Fats with Bryce Heem and Joe Taufete'e

Great to see Fats Improving




JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: Stopsy (IP Logged)
Date: 23 January, 2020 11:56

Good news, keep going Michael!

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: Malvern Man (IP Logged)
Date: 23 January, 2020 12:23

Very good of Bryce Heem to come over from Toulon to see him.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: Faithful_City (IP Logged)
Date: 23 January, 2020 16:56

Some more good news, fats maybe on his way to a specialist spinal Injuries Unit

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Wotcester News

Wife Tatiana Fatialofa has been providing updates via Instagram, reporting welcome news of steadily increasing movement and the ability to try to eat food over the past week.

Fatialofa is now in the major trauma department with hopes high he could soon transfer to a specialist spinal unit.

Taufete’e posted on Instagram: "With each day I can see the fight in you to get right and always pushing to put smiles on visitors as they come!

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“You(‘re) killing the grind and recovery! You(‘re) a real inspiration to me! People don’t realise how blessed we are to be able to do the day-to-day things without even thinking about it. I’m guilty of that.

“With how strong you been through this and unconditional love you got from the family and friends, especially T (Tatiana), I know you’ll come out stronger! Fuaaaar! You guys are family to us!”

Tatiana posted: “The critical part is over, 19 long, love-filled days in intensive care (despite the doctors’ initial adamancy that my husband would stay there for at least one month) and now we’re waiting in major trauma before hopefully getting into a specialised spinal hospital ASAP.

“It’s crazy how as humans we instinctively kick into survival mode when faced with crisis.

“Adrenalin starts surging and you quickly park emotions in order to focus on necessary tasks.

“Eating and sleeping patterns go right out the window, while fogginess and fatigue rush in rudely.

“Our entire world has turned on its head, and we are facing decisions that will impact us for years to come.

“Things are changing constantly in every facet of our lives: medically, financially, spiritually, physically, relationally, etc, and it’s all incredibly overwhelming.

“However, the power of love is simply without rival — it is the strongest force in the universe and far bigger than any situation.

“I cannot begin to describe how tangibly we have felt God’s love cascade over us each day, and it is slowly but evidently healing everything from the inside out.

“The outpouring of blessings from people near and far has catalysed his health and kept our family steady as we navigate many a rocky moment.

“Our foundations have been exposed and I can confidently say we stand on solid, holy ground.

“We anticipate a difficult grind ahead, which will require ongoing prayer and patience. But for now, we celebrate step one being conquered.”


https://www.sixwaysrugby.co.uk/Sportsnetwork/Images/Players/Fats/Fats03.jpg

"The Joker", in better times


Keep fighting Fats we are all behind you.

JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: trummy200 (IP Logged)
Date: 23 January, 2020 18:13

Great to learn that good progress is still being made

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: Stopsy (IP Logged)
Date: 24 January, 2020 09:26

Onwards, onwards Michael!

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: Bedlington Lad (IP Logged)
Date: 24 January, 2020 10:22

Very very best wishes for a full recovery

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: Fiver (IP Logged)
Date: 25 January, 2020 13:05

What I love to see is that Fats is smiling. It would be easy to sink into self pity, but his recovery seems to be ahead of schedule and I can't help but think that a lot of that is down to attitude and the love of those around him.

Whilst recovering from a broken bone I remember listening to the outcome of a study into healing and recovery. Physical contact (mainly hugs) with loved ones was found to have a very pronounced affect on the healing times of patients. I can't help but feel it helped me as the consultant was extremely happy and surprised with how I quickly recovered. From what I read Fats' recovery is a real team effort and I'm sure it's having a positive effect.

Keep it up guys, all of our thoughts are with you.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: Faithful_City (IP Logged)
Date: 03 February, 2020 16:45

Some really good news as Fats continues to improve

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WARRIORS ace Michael Fatialofa has been released from hospital and will now continue his recovery in a spinal rehab clinic, his Instagram account today confirmed.

The 27-year-old New Zealander has spent the last month in hospital in London following the injury he sustained back at the start of the year in the game against Saracens.

Fatialofa's wife Tatiana has been updating fans via social media since the injury and today posted on Fatialofa's own account confirming he had left hospital.

The post read: "After a month in hospital, finally solid enough to move to the spinal rehab clinic.

"Doctors, nurses and physios have been amazing and I'm overwhelmed by the love and support from family and friends.

"Thanks for riding with me. The marathon continues. #ProfessorX".


JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: centrethere (IP Logged)
Date: 03 February, 2020 22:21

Michael,
Keep it up - positive thoughts are the best in life.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: Stopsy (IP Logged)
Date: 04 February, 2020 10:01

Excellent news, keep going!

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Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: Faithful_City (IP Logged)
Date: 12 February, 2020 22:42

This is FANTASTIC news

Well do to Team Fats and the dedicated medics getting him there.

Fats making huge strides

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Posted by: Stopsy (IP Logged)
Date: 13 February, 2020 09:36

Brilliant news, thank you for sharing. Keep going Michael!

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