December 2006

This morning, Anthea went to Frenchay to see whether the surgical halo that was fitted in the week after their accident could be removed.  They felt happy about taking it off and Anthea coped with the process admirably.  This is great news and Anthea is now wearing a stiff collar. 

It has been a long day as the appointment was followed by more long physio so Anthea is pretty tired and enjoying a cup of tea at home.  Her general progress continues and the removal of the halo is clearly another big step. Lella is now home from Brighton for Christmas.

Mike has done a couple of interviews and we believe BBC Points West will be broadcasting a piece tomorrow.


We haven’t posted for a while as there has been very little to report.  Anthea continues to settle at home, gain strength and do more things for herself.

Today she went to see a senior hand therapist at Frenchay who encouraged her that significant progress could be made with her left hand.  She will be having 2-3 hours of physio each day until Christmas and has been set hourly exercises. The hope is that these will create much improved use.

Mike continues to spend a lot of time helping Anthea but is preparing to get back to work for the beginning of January.  He will be preaching at the Cathedral on Christmas morning (and at Midnight Mass).  The family are looking forward to all being together in Bristol this Christmas.