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Sammy 4 eva!!!
Sep 13th, 2007, 08:28 AM
After a series of unfortunate mishaps in the last couple of months, Samantha again finds herself unable to compete in this week's China Open in Beijing. After a tough week's training in New York, Sam was again struck down by illness. After flying home to Florida, she found herself in hospital and has been diagnosed with Viral Meningitis. She remains in hospital for now while she recovers.
Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges (the soft tissue membranes which cover the brain and spinal cord underneath the skull and spinal column)
Most cases of viral meningitis are usually mild and most people make an excellent recovery. About 10 days is the expected recovery time.

Unfortunately for Sam, she will now have to withdraw from Beijing, Seoul and Japan while she regains her strength. She is still hoping to compete in the last few events of the year, hopefully including the Madrid Championships.


Sam this has been so bad for you.. I hope you get well really soon! :sad:

justine schnyder
Sep 13th, 2007, 08:34 AM
Sam :sad:
Back healthy in 2008!!:rocker2:

Pasta-Na
Sep 13th, 2007, 08:44 AM
sam :hug:

Cat123
Sep 13th, 2007, 08:58 AM
:eek: Menigitis?? hope she gets well soon!

jimbo mack
Sep 13th, 2007, 09:14 AM
poor sam :sad:

best wishes for a speedy recovery

-sugi-
Sep 13th, 2007, 09:20 AM
this is awful :eek:
My brother had meningitis earlier this year and it was quite serious, he was in intensive care for a few days and in hospital for several weeks. He then couldn't do any sport for 12 weeks once he left :eek:
I wish Sammy a speedy recovery. :hug:

Harvs
Sep 13th, 2007, 09:28 AM
this is horrid news:(

she has had NO luck with illness this year!!!

hope ur back for the YEC's sammy!!!!

TKane
Sep 13th, 2007, 09:59 AM
Poor Sammy :sad: What a horrible news. Wish her quick recovery.

Be well, Sammy, we love you. :hug:

Keadz
Sep 13th, 2007, 10:38 AM
PLEASE get better quickly, I wish Sammy all the best and hope that ONE DAY she will reach your full potential!

.Andrew.
Sep 13th, 2007, 11:18 AM
Sam :hug: Hoping for a speedy recovery! :)

aussie_fan
Sep 13th, 2007, 12:04 PM
What an awful season for Sam, I really feel sorry for Sam, at a time of the year where she really needed to step up her game she has to pull out with a virus. Hope she can get better soon.

ViennaCalling
Sep 13th, 2007, 12:24 PM
Poor Sam! :sad:

I wish you a good and fast recovery :hug:

vettipooh
Sep 13th, 2007, 12:26 PM
Sam :sad: Hope she has a speedy recovery. :hug:
Cheo :rolleyes:

DimaDinosaur
Sep 13th, 2007, 12:26 PM
OMG I know about this illness. Poor Sammy. I will pray for you, dear. :sad:

OZTENNIS
Sep 13th, 2007, 12:32 PM
Sam :sad:

I hope you don't play again this year...Come back fit and healthy in 2008

This is Alicia all over again :bigcry: Why does it happen to the Aussie WHY???

Ellery
Sep 13th, 2007, 12:56 PM
OMG :sad: :hug:

DutchieGirl
Sep 13th, 2007, 01:15 PM
:sad: The Aussie curse... :unsure: Casey should watch out. ;)

:hug: Sam - get well really soon!

aussie_fan
Sep 13th, 2007, 01:17 PM
This is Alicia all over again :bigcry: Why does it happen to the Aussie WHY???


I've been thinking the same thing, it feels exactly like that. We are just so unlucky at the moment.