It’s been nearly almost six months since TV personality and media mogul Basetsana Kumalo broke her ankle and the star has been hard at work to get her groove back.
Bassie’s accident at her son’s school in March left her needing surgery and led to a lengthy spell of treatment and rest.
But in a series of Instagram posts this week‚ the star revealed the extent of her injury and the secret to her recovery.
The former Miss SA told fans that her accident left her needing a titanium plate and 11 screws in her ankle. She returned for surgery three months later‚ where they removed four of the screws because they were causing her “unbearable pain” every time she “took a step”.
But that didn’t get poor Bassie down. She’s been hard at work with her physio and says that she is still struggling with balancing on her right leg but it is almost fully healed.
“Okay balancing on my right leg is still tricky but my left leg does it effortlessly … but you know what‚ I am going to get there! One day at a time!” she wrote.
In fact‚ she even let us in on her sessions.
Physio was good today!!! So here's how I've been doing…as you know in March I suffered a complex fracture-dislocation of the right ankle and the injuries included: comminuted fracture of the fibula, transverse fracture of the medial malleolus, oblique fracture of lateral malleolus and dislication of the ankle joint which necessitated an Open Reduction and Internal Fixation with a titanium plate and 11 screws. End of June, I had to have another operation which included an ankle Arthroscopy, Debridement, and Removal of 4 Fixtures(screws) which were causing me unbearable pain everytime I took a step! Post surgery I've continued with Physio and Ron Van Eenis, my genius Physiotherapist at Morningside Sports Medicine is tough,with a dry and quirky sense of humour but nothing short of AMAZING to get me this far! So whatever you are going through, don't give up!!! There is someone else who is in a far worse position than you!!! As my dad would say: "keep the faith and don't loose the hope." #ChroniclesOfMyHealing
Bassie went on to explain that she hopes her recovery will serve as an inspiration to her followers to not give up.
“Whatever you are going through‚ don’t give up! There is someone else who is in a far worse position than you! As my dad would say: ‘Keep the faith and don’t lose the hope‚” she wrote.