Quest to break 4 hours 30 minutes! by hollywooddave

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with ref the Angus dangly gauntlet carrot! i want a sub 4hour 30 min marathon 1 more sub 2 hour half marathon a sub 53 minute 10k a sub 25 minute 5k e...

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  • The fightback starts now!

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    Sep14201410:52 a.m.

    Good morning everyone!

    hollywood here! Reporting in from his hospital bed lol!

    ive managed to get on here somehow! My phone has let me on ! For how long I don't know so I'll be brief!

    thank you so much for your texts and messages since Friday, they have helped me no end , every minute seems like a day in here and the feeling of ' caged animal' comes to mind ! Every time I get a message from you it brings a big smile to my face and makes the minutes tick quicker !

    my operation happened at 9am Friday morning and took just over 3 hours, I've talked with the surgeon  ( different guy from my first op) and he was very pleased with what he managed to do.they resurfaced the hip bone and have smoothed off all impinging bone that was hitting my pelvis, they also managed to get the bone out (hetro-topic ossification) that was resting on my nerves. I've not been able to see the wound yet but they happy with me !

    I had my first challenge yesterday when the Physio came around ! It was the walking up and down stairs challenge on crutches! It took a bit of time to find big enough crutches but once fitted I smashed it! I was only supposed to do one flight but I managed 3 lol! I didn't want to stop until I got to the roof! Her words of ' we gonna have trouble with you' made me smile! I've managed to walk around in me boxer shorts on crutches too and that's made the nurses smile! I think they all wanted a grab of the baton lol ! I can't lift my leg up off the bed yet but that will take time .

    they are sending me to hydro Therapy treatment over the coming weeks and then normal Physio for as long as needed.

    i can't praise the nhs highly enough, the people and staff in here are the salt of the earth, I've had a great laugh and cuddle with them all and it's been more of a party then a hospital! It's great to see the nurses big smiles:)

    i will update every couple of weeks , as long as your interested in how I'm progressing:) it may be boring but it will be a blog from the other side of fitness .

    keep fighting everyone! 

     

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    • libbylaird 'Brilliant Dave.....such great news that the operation was such a success and that you're bringing your own special type of chaos to the hospital. Have fun in the hydro therapy pool and keep those nurses smiling!' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hi Libby:) this place is buzzing lol and it's not just the drugs I'm on! Waiting for lunch now and the food and staff and care been very very good:) I'm off for another lap of the ward after lunch and I'll try to break my 12 minute record lol!!' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • Berlin_Bolt 'Queen's, 'Don't stop me now....' comes to mind Big Fella!! Sounds like you're having a ball with those nurses! So pleased it all went well, we were thinking of you all the way to Cornwall!! Keep blogging when you can, never boring and we're always interested!! Hope your Sunday lunch is good! Take care and behave yourself!! lol lol :)))))' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • John_W_A ''Busy working on my PC and feeling miffed at having to work on a Sunday when I saw your update, made me laugh out loud you star! How you manage to stay so positive is a lesson to us all. Glad all is well, keep that baton under control though!'' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • Raring_to_go 'So pleased to ear all went well. Lol to the 'baton' - bet it's like Carry on Matron in there :-) Did you get my message, should be in your RB mailbox. Take care and don't do too much too soon!' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • Raring_to_go 'Hear, not ear lol' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Afternoon sir bolty! I'm being a good boy honest ! I've just had a race with an old lady who had her knee replaced a couple of days ago , I was on me crutches and she was in get Zimmer frame lol! We pegged it up the corridor lol! She won ! DOH! Brought a smile to people's faces though! ' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hi jw:) booo to working on a Sunday! But needs must! In full of beans! Ready to fightback, what's gone has gone , my bone never coming back to hurt me again! Can't wait for the next 9 months! YIPIEE!!!' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'It's worse then carry on matron in here young viv lol! I've had to put me tracksuit bottoms on!! Nurses fainting everywhere lol!! I've not checked my inbox yet but will check it when I get home! Hopefully today!!' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • Raring_to_go 'LOL love it :-)' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • AngusMc 'Keep that sense of humour going and it will feel a lot easier. Hope that you get out soon and can recover at home, maybe you prefer it in there with all those nurses? ' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • Runwithroxy 'Fantastic Dave ! So glad to hear the op went well. Am SOO not surprised to hear that you smashed the stairs challenge. What you like lol! You will be racing the other patients soon I am sure . Take care x ' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'I'll bring a few of the nurses home with me Angus! I'm sure mrs h won't mind lol!' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hi Jane! I've allready raced an old lady who had a knee replacement and I lost lol! I'm trying to keep everyone's spirits up in here! I'm hoping I'm not stuck here for day 4 but if so I'll keep em smiling! Hope your well' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • HOBSCowboy 'Hey Hey - sounds like good news all round in both success of the Op & your ward amusment antics - sign up the old lady to realbuzz! No surprise that you have given the physio food for thought, show her the video of you last Sunday! Look forward to the next installment' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'I'm on me way home now hobs! YIPIEE! Been given clearance to leave! All I gotta do now is give all the nurses a kiss goodbye lol!!' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • DavidHaworth1965 'That might take some time! Form an orderly queue please ladies, Hollywood hugs, one per person, don't be greedy! Hey Mr H! So glad you are going home today, and that the op was such a success! Loving the three floor stair challenge! They're gonna miss you when you're gone! And of course we are interested, you blog as much as you can, we're all behind you!' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hey RD:) I loved the challenge of the stairs! I was cooped up lying in a bed for 2 days before that! I wanted to move around so much lol! I'm back here next week for hydro therapy and have asked some nurses to join me lol!! Good luck for weds mate, you'll be fine, stay calm, stay focused and stay strong:)' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • Runwithroxy 'So glad you are on your way home Mr Hollywood. Am sure those nurses will miss you. ' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'They all got a Hollywood hug Jane:) I'll see them again next week :))' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • Vin 'Nutter 😄 👍 👍' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'You love me really Bruv:))' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • bevlar 'So glad to hear all went well Hollywood. And as mentioned above, I bet it's like a carry on film in there!! Oooooh matron!! Keep us up to date with your progress as you know we all want to know :-) P.s. I done another PB for my 10k this morning.....another 2 mins off!! Cccccchhhhhhhaaaaaarrrrrrggggggeeeee!! :-) xx' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • moose10 'Great to hear you've made it home and im so glad the operation was such a success, sounds as if you were your normal shy retiring self in there. I bet you lifted the spirits of the whole place. Best of luck with the physio or should that be for the physio. and course we want to keeping hearing from you and i'm sure it'll be anything but boring. Take it easy pal and enjoy those home comforts' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'BEVLAR PB ALERT BEVLAR PB ALERT!! BLOODY BRILLIANT YOUNG LADY!! HOLLYWOOD WAS LYING ON HIS HOSPITAL BED AND YOU MADE HIM HAPPY WITH YOUR OUTSTANDING RUN!! YIPIEEE ZIPIEEE DOOOOO!! EXCELLENT:))' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Afternoon moose the bullet:) they were sad when I had to go lol! The head nurse didn't want me to leave! I think I made her job a little bit easier whilst I was there! Looking forward to me home made dinner tonight and me own bed! Trying to stay off the painkillers but it's getting harder by the minute lol!! Keep fighting big fella!' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • HellenH 'Hiya Mr Hollywood! So glad all went well Friday-you were on my mind! And fab to hear you are home! Like everyone said I bet it was a scream in that hospital with you there! It'll be alot quoted their tonight! Rest up and enjoy your recuperating and keep us updated how you are doing! :) ' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • gloshawk 'There's a complete Carry On film just in that one posting! Great innuendo and, of course, RB spirit being shown by the bucket load. It's not going to be long before you're bounding up stairs again, I am sure of that. I am sure the nurses are all very happy with their patient, and so are we! Proving once again that you can't keep a good man down. Splendid stuff!!' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hey Helen:) I loved the stay in there ! In a funny way I'll miss it lol! I'm hoping to see some of the patients I was racing against in Physio over the coming months! They became friends over the last 3 days:)' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Evening jim:) carry on Hollywood! That sounds like a great film lol! If bolty and viv and Kat were in there the innuendo police would have had a field day lol! I loved the stairs challenge and wanted to do it again and again! I'm home now and just about to have a lovely chicken casserole! I don't think it will ever taste this nice again:) all the best big fella!' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • sacha_f 'What a laugh you are Dave, always so positive and upbeat even when laid up! So glad to hear it all went well and you are home now - be good and try not to annoy Mrs H too much...! Keep up the physio (but don't push it too much until they say you can - if that's possible for you!) and keep us posted. Love and hugs xxx' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • gaellebryant 'What a great positive attitude you have! So do pleased all went well and that you are enjoying yourself, finding the goods out of all those negatives... Slow steady progress though, don't go mad too soon or you may do more damage than good... Take good care of yourself and keep blogging. You are a hero...' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • KickAS_Kat 'Aaaaahhhh! Late the to the party after a busy old day but what a fantastic post to come back to :D Soooo glad to hear the op was a success and that they let you out - I reckon you were probably a health hazard in there raising the blood pressure of all the ladies, lol. Batons and boxer shorts, me? Innuendo?? Oooh Missus!! You'll enjoy hydro and doubtless raise some pulse rates in the pool too, so behave yourself Mr H!! Looking forward to regular updates :) x' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • LeightonSean 'Glad your op was a success Dave and I hope your recovery goes well . A lot of people moan about the NHS but I have nothing but praise for them based on my experiences. Be careful ' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • TaniaT 'So pleased it went well HD!! Your texts have made me LOL you nutter, fancy racing an old lady, mind you nothing would surprise me with you involved!! Take it easy and enjoy eating cake for a while now xx ' added 14th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Morning sacha :)no point being down about things eh! They are what they are lol:) I had a decent sleep at home last night and was a change not to have my blood pressure taken every 2 hours lol!! Thank you for your lovely comment:) they keep me fighting!' added 15th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Good morning gaelle:) we gotta stay positive ! The only way is up lol! Being high on drugs helps but even when they ease off I won't be sad, I'm looking forwards to the long, drawn out, painful , horrible , long road back:) things mean more when they are harder to gain. Once got you will never forget the journey to get them:) keep fighting!' added 15th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Good morning Kat:)) I hope I see some of those ladies I'm Physio over the months ahead! I really got on well with them! I want revenge on the lovely old lady who beat me in the race up the corridor lol! I've never had hydro before? I'm sure it's exercise in a pool! Hope it's warm lol!! It's hurting a bit more today but that's to be expected! I'm actually missing the camaraderie of the hospital ward! Hope your well and getting close to that elusive 30min 5k walk!' added 15th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Morning Sean:) thanks for your comment pal! All good at the moment and I really will take it easy until I get the all clear:) I don't want to do more damage as it's hanging by a thread lol! I can only give 100 outta 100 for the nhs. Everyone I saw was smiling, the surgeon, anaesthetist , nurses, doctors, porters, cleaners all smiling, even though they work 12-15 hour days and during the night! Sometimes we need to step back and truly look at things to see how great they really are. Are our lives really that bad? Some of the things I saw and some of the horrible injuries some of my other patients had made me feel humble. I've no right to complain so I don't! I told a bloke off during the night Saturday night as he was whinging for no apparent reason apart from wanting to be heard. I gave him a Hollywood talking too and after that he thanked every nurse who came to see him:) job done !' added 15th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Morning tan:) I'm missing those lovely ladies! They had such big smiles on there faces when I went to see them:) I couldn't get me trousers on the first few days so I had to walk around in me boxers lol! If I can bring a smile to there faces then that makes me happy:) ' added 15th Sep 2014

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    • KickAS_Kat 'You'll enjoy hydro no end - the water temperature's usually between 33 and 36C, so almost body heat and the water helps ease the pain as well as making you work really hard. Not surprised you're missing the camaraderie and competition - it really helps give your recovery a bump start. The hardest part is now where you have to be disciplined enough to balance activity and rest and keep occupied. Think of it as a gauntlet - stay focused on the rest/exercise balance for two whole weeks ;) I'm still recovering from the 5k walk for Louie and a trip to see the rheumy in Bath midweek - stupid old body doesn't forgive easily ;) x' added 15th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'That's my prob Kat! I can't stay diciplined enough to stay still! It does me head in sitting down! I hope it gets easier to accept because I want to be out and about every second lol! Good luck with your appointment and you smashed that little Louie walk!! Memories you'll never forget !' added 15th Sep 2014

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    • Mrs_Old_Bird 'SO relieved you're the right side of your op and all is progressing well. Just remember - one step at a time and one day at a time and you'll soon be back. You're like me, impatient and wanting to get back to normal straight away - but sadly we have to wait until the time is right! Enjoy your hydrotherapy, I've heard it's a wonderful aid to recovery. I've been given the go-ahead to start running again (things are still a little bit out of focus at times so it's small steps at first until all becomes clear!) so hopefully we'll both be back ripping up the tarmac before long. Go Us!! Take care - Kay xx' added 15th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hi Kay! Soon we will both be taking on the world lol! Great news you've been given the all clear to run again! Brilliant:)) yeah I'm terrible at being patient ! I want to run a marathon on Sunday! Just wish I could lift my leg off the bed lol!! I'm looking forwards to hydrotherapy! Never had it before so it's new for my brain:)) keep fighting young lady !!' added 15th Sep 2014

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    • eemeliie 'Good to hear from you Dave, I'm glad the op went well. Please keep us updated here, it makes me appreciate my ability to run and I get a little bit more humble. Take care, and don't try running with crutches, it's a bad idea! =) ' added 15th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hey super swede! I promise I won't be running on these crutches:)) ill blog every 2 weeks or so to keep you all updated on the fight back from surgery! Never take running for granted because once it's taken away from you it's really missed! Keep fighting young lady !' added 15th Sep 2014

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    • Nick 'Great to hear from you again, Dave! Glad to see you're keeping those nurses and physios on their toes! You keep care of yourself now and you'll come back stronger than ever!' added 15th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hey nick the legend:) thanks pal! I loved the physios and nurses and am indeed looking to come back stronger than ever! Records are there to be broken and once fit I'll be giving it everything I have to break some of my own! Hope your comeback is going well too! Nice and steady!' added 15th Sep 2014

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    • ymonks 'Evening. So pleased all well. Bet you let the lady with the Zimmer win, just to see the smile on her face!' added 15th Sep 2014

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    • Rob_Barber 'I'm late (again) coming to this one Dave, but things are sounding pretty good there mate. Very pleased to hear it :-)' added 15th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Morning flying machine yve:) now would I do a thing like that;) ! The look on the other patients faces and the nurses were so good! Smiles and laughs all round lol! Hospital is a depressing place so to have a few moments fun really means a lot to people!' added 16th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Morning mr barber! I slept for 13 hours last night lol! I didn't move an inch! These drugs are knocking me out! Maybe the Physio had a chat with the chemist lol to give me extra knock out drugs so I can't walk around on me crutches so much!! It's a conspiracy lol!!' added 16th Sep 2014

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    • Johnf 'Great to hear the big man is on the mend. Hope it all goes well for you Dave, I'm just sympathising with the physios who will have to tie you down to keep the rate of recovery at a sensible level. ' added 16th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hey army john!! Great to hear from you pal:) I hope you and the family are well! You'll be proud of my boy, he joined the army cadets yesterday and had his first hold of a gun! He can't wait to go again tomorrow! I got my Physio appointment through for this Friday at 2pm! God help the poor soul who sees me! I'm going to show them how Physio is done true realbuzz style lol!! Once again pal it's great to hear from you:) please don't be a stranger:))all the best young man' added 16th Sep 2014

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    • Nemo76 'Hello Mr HD. How are you feeling now? I am so glad to hear that your op went well. And your positivity and attitude is simply wonderful and amazing. I bet the nurses didn't know what hit em! And I am sure they will miss you! I'm rooting for you with your physio and exercises and will be back on here regularly to check up on your progress. all the best. Nx' added 16th Sep 2014

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    • crooxi 'I go away for 2 days and arrive back to find you're already taking the world by storm! Great to hear all went well, and you were back to your old tricks within hours. Racing in the hospital corridor.........! When is the 'parkrun on crutches' PB attempt? (Oops, I shouldn't put ideas in your head!!!) Wishing you a good recovery, and fun in the hydrotherapy pool!' added 16th Sep 2014

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    • Mustgetgoing 'Great to hear that things are heading in the right direction HWD! and from the reading you have still got your great sense of humour and determination - even though you are probably "zonked out" - onwards and upwards - there is a light at the end of the tunnel and I am sure it won't be many months before we see/hear the word "CCCHHHAAARRGGGEEE!" :) ' added 16th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hey nemo! Was wondering where you had got too lol! How are you? How you been keeping? I hope your ok:) I'm on a bit of a spaced out day today lol the world is spinning! I'm staying off the painkillers but they have given me other drugs that make my head go all funny lol! I loved the people in hospital, I had to tell a few patients off but they were ok after:) some people don't have the right to moan and I told them so! Met wonderful human beings in the ward and once I go back to Physio I'm going to go in and give all the nurses another Hollywood hug! ' added 16th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Good afternoon world champ crooxi!! I forgot about my park run on crutches attempt lol! They have said I must be on crutches for 3-4 weeks but I reckon by the end of the week I won't need them! Sssshhh don't tell anyone lol! I'm like a caged animal at the moment! I'm turn between foolhardiness and being a good boy! I go to Physio at 2pm on Friday and can't wait to start the comeback properly! I really hope your well and winning races by the week! All the best young lady!' added 16th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hey mustgetgoing:) long time! Hope your well and smashing up the Tarmac!! I'll never lose my fight and heart! I won't let that happen! Of course I'll have down days and days I wanna punch through a wall but most of all I want to show you all that NOTHING can stop you!! Keep fighting and all the very very best:))' added 16th Sep 2014

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    • Ali_Dewy 'Hey Hollywood. I just wanted to wish you a speedy recovery. Keep your spirits up.' added 16th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hey Ali:) thank you young lady! I'm having a tough day today but some will be good and some will be bad so I'm ready to defeat it! Still hoping to finally meet you at snowdon! ' added 16th Sep 2014

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    • Ali_Dewy 'Ah Dave :( I hope tomorrow is an up day and the day after and the day after and so on and so on!! Im sure you will have down days but you are very strong both physicaly and mentally so you will beat those days off no problem. Be great to finally meet you Dave along with others in Wales.' added 16th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Fingers crossed young Ali!! The only way is up!!' added 16th Sep 2014

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    • Jennymcc 'Sorry I'm so late to this Dave. It really did make me chuckle! Those nurses must have loved you! I'm so pleased all is well. You take care!! Ha ha no chance of that is there?! ' added 16th Sep 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Good morning Jenny:) can't wait to get off these tablets lol! They keep knocking me out! I reckon they have given me horse tranquillisers! I've been walking at least 2 and a half miles a day on my crutches! And will do so again today! The Physio did say to try to keep moving lol!! I see them again at 2pm Friday, I'm looking forward to them giving me some harder exercises to do! Then we start hydro therapy!! Looking forwards to that too! I'm going a bit stir crazy at home but I'm doing my vat returns to keep me sane lol! All the best young lady!' added 17th Sep 2014

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