TV3's Sinead turns cover girl after brain op scare
TV Presenter Sinead Desmond (35) will appear on her first magazine cover which was shot just five days before she suffered a brain haemorrhage.
The glamorous Ireland AM front woman was rushed to hospital on June 10 when she collapsed at the TV3 studios in Ballymount.
The blow came less than a week after she had posed with her fiance Davie Ryan for the cover of new magazine RSVP.
The telly star is still recovering in hospital but is up beat about her recovery.
"I'm taking each day as it comes but I am managing to get out for a short walk each day which is great compared to this time last week -- at that stage I couldn't even get out of bed so I'm doing well," said Sinead.
"I am sleeping a bit better but still on strong painkillers and getting bad headaches but they are easing off all the time."
"'Dr Davie' (her fiance) is taking good care of me," Sinead said adding "And my family and friends have been great."
"It's going to take time but I'll get there, I'm sure of that."
"I'm still getting loads of cards and good wishes from Ireland AM viewers which really do make me feel better also so thanks to everyone."
Before her health scare, Sinead had told the magazine about her relationship with Corkman Davie. The pair appeared in a glamorous photoshoot for the glossy publication and Sinead told them how she had ended a 10 year relationship after meeting her now fiance.
"When I met Davie I just knew instantly with every single part of my body, my heart and soul that he was 'the one,'" she said.
"I am so not the type of girl to use the phrase 'he was the one' but he was and he is.
"I never believed in the whole fairytale thing -- in fact I never believed I was going to get married -- I was always a career girl and relationships always came second to everything," explained Sinead.
"Meeting Davie then just made it all come together and made sense of everything."
The couple are set to marry in France next summer but they still haven't set a date for the big day.
"We'd get married tomorrow if we could but it takes a lot of planning," she said. I really believe that I am blessed and God forbid, even if something bad does happen, I will still be surrounded by people who love me, who will help me through it."