The 51-year-old Cairns, who is wheel-chair bound as he got paralysed below the waist due to a spinal stroke suffered during the heart surgery, on Saturday shared an update on his health on social media.
The former New Zealand all-rounder said he is lucky to be alive after suffering a spinal stroke following life-saving treatment for a torn artery in August.
The former Kiwi all-rounder said that he doesn't know what will happen going forward but the only option was to just "keep going".
The former Kiwi all-rounder might be on a slow but steady path to recovery.
The 51-year-old former Kiwi all-rounder was in a critical condition after suffering complications following a major heart surgery in Sydney.
A spinal stroke left the former New Zealand all-rounder's legs paralysed following emergency heart surgery last month.
The 51-year-old remains in a serious condition after suffering complications following a major heart surgery in Sydney.
St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney said Cairns, who was admitted on Tuesday, was in "a serious but stable condition."
Cairns had undergone several operations after suffering a heart problem but had not responded to treatment as hoped.