‘I’ve got a little fire in my stomach’: Dame Kelly Holmes, 51, has cast removed following Achilles heel surgery, shares mental health update after expressing his fears of exhaustion
- Speaking to Instagram on Tuesday, Kelly, 51, showed stitches on her left ankle as she revealed she could run properly again in just four weeks.
- She first had surgery on her locked Achilles heel last year and after her last procedure she said surgeons were “happy” with the process.
- The gold medalist also spoke about her recent battles with mental health
- In April, she announced that she was “exhausting herself” and therefore needed time to calm down, but this week she admitted to having felt an improvement and having “a fire in her stomach. “.
Dame Kelly Homes, 51, has opened up about the aftermath of her recent surgery.
Speaking to Instagram on Tuesday, the sportswoman showed stitches on her left ankle as she revealed she will be able to run properly again in just four weeks and is ready to start on TV again after a recent health battle mental.
The gold medalist had painful surgery on her Achilles heel during isolation a year ago and admitted at the time that the drugs she was taking made her sick. She has now given the latest update on her battle for health and surgery.
Speaking Out: Dame Kelly Homes opened up about the aftermath of her recent surgery
Dame Kelly, who has revealed that she is struggling to regain her health after a COVID crisis, also told her followers that she was suffering her own battle with mental health in April and was heading towards “burnout”.
She admitted that she was afraid of regressing to old coping mechanisms. Kelly confessed on Instagram in April: “My mental health has deteriorated and I’m afraid of going back to where I don’t want to go.”
Now the former Olympian has admitted she has a fire in her stomach to get back to work despite the fear.
She edited the original April post and wrote: “Three and a half months later I’m still not working and now I’m a little scared, but today, August 3, 2021, I had a interview with the BBC and Radio 5 live to talk about the women’s 800m …
Stitches: Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the sportswoman showed stitches on her left ankle as she revealed she could run properly again in just four weeks and was ready to start again on TV afterwards a recent battle of sanity
Yay! She wrote: “Really delighted surgeon. Boot and a crutch for two days. Trainer and a crutch for a week. Gradually get on your bike, elliptical trainer, stepper. Run in four weeks! ‘
“It gave me a little fire in the stomach so you never know I might be back soon.” Thanks for the follow-up and see you soon on the other side. ‘
She also showed fans her ankle bandage which came off to reveal neat stitches, and after showing off her new boot and crutch, admitted she couldn’t wait to get the proper exercise again.
She wrote: “Really delighted surgeon. Boot and a crutch for two days. Trainer and a crutch for a week. Gradually get on your bike, elliptical trainer, stepper. Run in four weeks! ‘
She revealed that her surgeon was happy with her progress.
His announcement comes after Dame Kelly has revealed that she self-harmed the day her mother died three years ago.
Ouch: She also showed fans her ankle bandage that came off to reveal neat stitches, and after showing off her new boot and crutch, admitted she couldn’t wait to exercise again. correctly.
Her announcement comes after Dame Kelly revealed she self-harmed the day her mother died three years ago (Kelly and her mother Pam in 2005)
The middle distance runner from Pembury said it was “the worst day of her life” when her mother Pam Norman died in 2017 from myeloma, a form of blood cancer.
However, Holmes said it was also a turning point because she realized that hurting herself wouldn’t bring her mother back.
Speaking in The Big Issue, she said: “The last day I hurt myself was the day my mom passed away. I realized she wasn’t going to come back for me. help, and that self-harming was not going to help her bring her back or help me.
Kelly, who won gold in the 800m and 1,500m at the 2004 Athens Olympics, said she was extremely close to her mother, who raised her in a Kent estate, and that she took a long time to accept his departure. .
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She said she realized that self-harm “wouldn’t help Pam get back” (pictured together in 2004)