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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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?

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    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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As a late bloomer in most other aspects in life, I watched @kanariefilm a year after its release. I wanted to watch it because of @schalkiebez but I didn't want to watch it because I don't enjoy Afrikaans movies. Also... I had just watched #Fleabag for the 6th time and needed a break... So take it from a cold-hearted cynic: this flick wormed its way into my heart and onto my top 10 movie list. If you haven't seen it yet, get Showmax - a free trial of you must, just so you can also see Futureman - and watch it. It's long but it is brilliant in every way. #kanarie #kanariefilm #film
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#timetravelling back to 2018 when I did what many thought I couldn't. Getting that medal around my neck at the end of a hard day counts as among of the greatest moments of my life. If the #marathon gods deem me worthy, I'll be back in 2020. #nycmarathon #newyorkmarathon
Best part of my week: A long overdue meetup with my Wyrd Sister @fazielahwilliams at @thegalileo for catch-up chats and to celebrate the start of her Name Day Month - complete with Birthday Countdown gift hamper. Thanks for the invite, @vandawaterfront!
@da_spagoot seamlessly combines #cosplay and climbing for #halloween.
When you're doing #CHALLENGECAPETOWN elite athlete research work but your watch reminds you you haven't left your desk since 8am.
I have The Sads every now and then. When my heart yearns to go home. #nyc #NewYork #gotham #brooklynbridge #manhattan 📸 @fazielahwilliams
Sometimes one just needs your onesie and a pair of #harrypotter #goldensnitch slippers to close off the day.
It's #koesistersunday at @radissonredcpt - get 3 koesisters and a cup of coffee for R40. Cant wait to bring @ladygillydoggie here for #brunch because they're doggo friendly!! #lovecapetown #capetown #livelikealocal #sunday

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