Category Archives: injury, surgery, recovery

  1. Things I want right now…

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    February 6, 2015 by crazymadliving

    Day 10 of spending quality time on either my bed or the couch, foot in the air. 10 days of …
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  2. #myrightfoot surgery – a storyboard


    January 31, 2015 by crazymadliving

    After walking with a damaged right ankle for about six months, I finally had surgery on 26 January.

    What with everything happening in my life – busy work season (one of my clients is the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon), the kids having just started a new school year (including Da Son starting at a brand new school) – I considered moving the surgery until May. But in the end, I found myself booked in at Constantiaberg Mediclinic at 6am last Monday.

    It turned out to be a very difficult two days, and I am still struggling with pain management and the frustration of being immobile. But I don’t want to bore you with the details. Instead, here’s a summary of my surgery…

  3. Plot twist – Now Pink and I have something in common…

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    October 4, 2013 by crazymadliving

    This story’s getting a little old now…

    January: overhydrate & collapse at Ironman 70.3 and wake up in the medical tent.
    January – March: walk around with my ankle hanging on the floor. An MRI diagnoses a non-existent peroneal tendon.
    April: Peroneal tendon reconstruction & repair surgery.
    May & June: Foot in the air, in a leg cast.
    July – September: Intense rehab to get back on track, in order to join the rest of my training team in preparation for IM70.3 in 2014.

    That was my year so far. Then I resigned from my job to start up my own freelance business and focus on my family. I had clients lined up and they were all eagerly waiting for me to work out my notice period so that I could blind them with my awesomeness from October…

  4. Rehab & Starting Over


    June 28, 2013 by crazymadliving

    In just a little bit over a month I’ll be starting my 2014 Ironman 70.3 training.  It will be my …
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  5. Surviving Peroneal Tendon Surgery: Hopalong’s Tips


    May 16, 2013 by crazymadliving

    People have taken to calling me Hopalong.  Friends, colleagues, family – I should have seen it coming… Anyhoo, after a …
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  6. Surviving Peroneal Tendon Surgery: Day 15 – Going Mental


    May 14, 2013 by crazymadliving

    So here I am, back on my bed, with my foot propped up on four pillows.   The cut is …
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  7. Surviving Peroneal Tendon Surgery: Crutch Fitness? WTF?


    May 3, 2013 by crazymadliving

    I learned something new today: Last week this time I had the kind of super fitness required to participate in …
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#karate #dead #fighting Oh hai Johnny and Lisa! How awesome were these random strangers at tonight's special screening of #thedisasterartist ?!? Thank you for the tickets, @fortresszar - I loved it! This is without a doubt one of THE best #magic stage shows I've seen. Watching @theillusionistslive as a normal audience member left me mesmerised. Watching it as a fellow #magician blew my mind. I should have gotten tickets for @capetownkidz - @kraykrisofficial and @heidimeetsworld.

It really sets the bar for local performers who, in my opinion, don't push the boundaries enough. We need fewer jazz hands magicians and more diversity.

Cape Town, BOOK YOUR SEATS at @computicket and head to @grandwestsa this week.

#lovecapetown #illusion #magic #entertainment #theatre Only my @fazielahwilliams understands my #newyork 🗽 obsession. And as I'm finally clearing my desk to move the remainder of my old office upstairs to my new one, I'm once again feeling rather sweaty-eyed at the thought of my amazing birthday 🎁. ❤️❤️

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