we headed to Cape
Town for three
months to visit my 8 yr old daughter Ally. My hard
work was paying off and by then I was feeling much
better! I really looked forward to a lot of
kite-boarding, surfing and hiking this time around!
We were also
very excited and having rented a fantastic three
bedroom apartment right on the beach with
magnificent views of Table Mountain and Table Bay.
We could walk downstairs pick up our kiting gear and
head right out the back to the beach, pretty ideal!
year we had to move four times because it’s very
hard to find a nice place that hasn’t already been
guess almost too good to be true… On the fourth day
I was having a wonderful time out kiting and feeling
great that I had no tightness or pain!
I was very
relaxed, cruising out through the waves, when a
freak accident struck - The top of a wave broke just
before I cleared it and caught my board pushing it
in with the wave, my left foot stuck in the binding
splitting me in two and breaking 4 ½ ligaments in my
house”, as my surgeon called it, usually only
happening in rugby games. He operated a week later
after some of the swelling of gone down. He said the
operation went very well, but the recovery needed to
kite again would take nine months!
And close to year for complete recovery.
express how disappointed I felt at that moment,
especially after all my hard work! It was hard work
to turn my mind around, but rather than dwelling on
my misfortune, I (at least most of the time ) was
able to focus on how lucky I am in many other ways,
and put all my energy into rehab, trying to speed up
fun times with Ally playing Monopoly, a favorite
when I was a kid
our location and apartment was also great place to
recover in, with amazing views (including Iris out
kiting), my medical and rehab specialists just
around the corner, and loving care attention and
massages from my lovely nurse!
beach concert in Clifton
paperwork and rigmarole, we received a visa
extension, and were able to extend our lease for
another two months. Even with super hard work at
rehab, I needed more time to recover, and on the
positive could spend more time to spend with Ally!
the opportunity to travel so we had Ally almost all
of February and March.