Turia Pitt hospitalised after stepping on a sewing needle that went right through her foot
Turia Pitt was hospitalised last Friday after stepping on a sewing needle while visiting family on the NSW coast.
The inspirational burns survivor and motivational speaker recalled letting out ‘a stream of expletives’ after a sharp pain ran through her foot.
‘I didn’t know what had happened, but somehow I mustered the courage to look at my foot,’ she explained.
Ouch! Turia Pitt was hospitalised after stepping on a sewing needle while visiting family on the NSW coast
‘I scoured the hotel floor and spotted a slender silver needle sticking upright out of the carpet, like a soldier about to go into battle.’
‘”You absolute prick” I said to the eye of the sewing needle, casting my eye balefully over its dismembered body. All but a third remained.’
Turia said while she pull out a third of the needle, she wasn’t aware a section was still inside her foot until she experienced unbearable pain the next day.
Pain: The inspirational burns survivor and motivational speaker recalled letting out ‘a stream of expletives’ after a sharp pain ran through her foot
‘I know pain. I’ve been in pain multiple times over the past decade. For me it’s manageable, because I am recovering. I am getting better,’ she said.
It comes after Turia shared her top tips for keeping motivated.
‘I like to think of my energy and attention like a torch, and a torch only shines in one direction. So, when I was scared, overwhelmed and stressed, where was that torch shining? On me,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
‘I had to change my focus. How? I asked myself different questions. I asked myself what I could do to give back to my community. I asked myself what I could be grateful for. I asked myself what I could do that would be useful,’ Turia continued.
‘So, when you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, my advice is to change your focus. Ask yourself, “How can I be of service? How could I do the best job that I can do right now? And what can I be grateful for right now?”‘
Turia suffered horrific burns when she was caught in a wildfire in 2011 during an ultramarathon.
Turia suffered horrific burns when she was caught in a wildfire in 2011 during an ultramarathon. Pictured with sons Hakavai, three, and Rahiti, 10 months