MICHAEL Fatialofa is “feeling so positive" today after drawing inspiration from the flurry of messages from well-wishers while wife Tatiana pushes for 24-hour access to his bedside.

The Warriors lock remains in hospital following surgery to alleviate “bruising and swelling on his spinal cord” that left him with “reduced power and sensation in his arms and legs” following an injury while playing at Saracens on Saturday.

Tatiana Fatialofa has been sharing updates via Instagram, laying bare the emotions of her family’s world being turned upside down during the early hours of the morning and making the case to be able to stay with her husband throughout his recovery.

“When the lights go out and this all fades for everyone else, our world will still be standing still and twisted upside down,” read Tatiana’s post.

“That’s why we ask for prayers now, knowing they will be what sustains us in the days, weeks, months and years to come when the real work begins.

“This isn’t “news” this is Michael’s LIFE! Our life! Our future children’s life (you best believe we will be able to have anau of our own one day!)

“We are otherwise two very keep-to-ourselves humans connected to extremely tight-knit aiga/communities, and we’ve never cared for the fuss, but — when crisis hits our shores it’s out of the desperation and humility of my heart to call on others to stand in the gap for my darling husband, and see that God gets maximum glory through this brutal situation.

“I need every prayer warrior willing enough to fight for 24/7 access.

“If you know us, we are that couple who do EVERYTHING together and I mean inseparably so. We are ONE, so restrictively being apart for 14-plus hours a day with limited visiting (with the potential for even stricter hours as he eventually moves through wards) is an absolute NO!!!

“When have evidently seen that when we are together he’s been stable and progressive. When we are apart he deteriorates in some way. It’s the same when his loved ones are present too.

"We simply cannot have any barriers to being in proximity at all times!

“Our Pasifika know that FAMILIES ALWAYS STICK TOGETHER, we do not leave each other’s sides.

“We are not raised as individuals, we belong to one collective whole — the village. And a village separated is weak. So, help us unite our village because we only do STRONG!!!”

An update this morning revealed Michael had been in higher spirits, something helped by yesterday's visit from Cardiff Blues player and friend Willis Halaholo.

“He gets so encouraged and constantly asks me to show or read him messages of support,” read one post.

“They all keep his spirits high! Thank you to everyone for reaching out, we are moved in a real way. Not just saying that! Truly thankful.”