Surviving Peroneal Tendon Surgery:  Crutch Fitness? WTF?

Surviving Peroneal Tendon Surgery: Crutch Fitness? WTF?

I learned something new today: Last week this time I had the kind of super fitness required to participate in the Freedom Swim.  Less than a week later I found myself hobbling from the parking lot to my orthopedic surgeon’s office, reaching my max heart rate...
Surviving Peroneal Tendon Surgery:  Day 4

Surviving Peroneal Tendon Surgery: Day 4

It’s day 4.  Thursday.  Three days after my surgery.  And I thought I’d give you an update on what was actually done, an idea of what the surgery (may have) looked like and how I’m working at getting better. What Was Done? Peroneal Tendon Repair:...
Surviving Surgery

Surviving Surgery

FINALLY – I feel human again! After 24 hours in hospital and one afternoon at home, sleeping off all the drugs that were still my system, I woke up this morning with a clear mind and ready for action.  Sadly, a very painful foot has cancelled out the...
We have a celebrity in our midst!

We have a celebrity in our midst!

PREFACE A few years ago, a few colleagues had a girly chat about annual medicals when one mentioned that she hadn’t gone for a gynae check-up in ages because she didn’t know anyone good in Cape Town.  I was pregnant at the time and suggested that she made...
My Left Foot

My Left Foot

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the...