Mummy blogger Constance Hall has updated her followers on the condition of husband Denim Cooke who was involved in a serious motorbike crash.
The Margaret River mum-of-seven posted a message to her 1.3 million Facebook followers tonight saying it had “just been the hardest week” and answers had not been as simple to get “as they always seem to be in the movies”.
“I’m so sorry that I haven’t kept you guys informed and I know you have been so concerned about our Denz,” she posted.
“Trauma can happen in the blink of an eye yet healing seems to take forever.
Trauma can happen in the blink of an eye yet healing seems to take forever.
“What I am happy to tell our beloved Queens is that as always Denim has broken all the rules by breaking his back in four places yet still by the grace of (maybe his Guru?) his spinal chord has remained untouched. “He will walk again and is already moving his arms and legs around.
“This is just the beginning of a long journey and their are so many other things to consider before he’s completely out of the woods but I wanted to share the good news with you, it was my huge concern, he has had back surgery and he is a f***ing anomaly.”
Cooke had gone for a motorbike ride with a friend last Sunday afternoon before he was involved in a crash and needed to be flown to Perth.
The couple married in 2018 in a bohemian-style wedding in Cowaramup in the South West.
They now live as a family of nine, including her four children — Billie-Violet, Arlo Love, twins Rumi and Snow — from her previous marriage and Cooke’s two sons Zeyke and Sunny. They also share toddler son Raja.
Hall revealed in the post Cooke’s parents and children had been visiting him every day and that she believed their love might have been the motivation he needed for this incredible result.
“This is a long game, his back will probably need some rehabilitation not to mention all the other things he’s hurt,” she posted.
“I don’t want to sound like I am minimizing what he is going through, I have the utmost respect for the man for not giving up, he is in a world of pain, it’s been touch and go and only now do I feel confident telling you that Denz has got some good news to share.
“The thought of losing him has made me realise how much needs to change in our home lives so we can start putting each other first again.
“It just sucks that I needed something this horrible to make me realise I had stopped appreciating everything he does for us all.”
Hall said she would not share all the “ups and downs” of her husband’s recovery on social media but did pledge to post some “milestones”.