Retired competitive swimmer Lisa Curry has revealed she is out of hospital and back on the road after a worrisome health scare just days earlier.
On Sunday, the 59-year-old shared a photo with her husband Mark Tabone confirming that the duo were on their way to Mackay in Queensland, where she will have a health and wellness interview.
Despite confirmation that she was hospitalized for five days on Wednesday after suffering ‘chest pain’, Lisa appeared cheerful as she posed for a photo with her partner and shared her excitement for her trip.
Healthy and happy: Retired competitive swimmer Lisa Curry has revealed she is out of hospital and back on the road after a worrisome health scare just days earlier
“On the way…goodbye Mackay,” she captioned the beaming image.
Lisa married her husband, the Elvis impersonator, Mark, 55, in an intimate ceremony in Queensland in 2018.
During the couple’s motorhome trip, she will speak at several regional and national ‘Happy Healthy You’ workshops, while he will be ‘entertaining’.
The athlete had confirmed her hospital stint in a heartbreak Instagram days earlier, where she hinted that her physical symptoms were caused by grief when she said, “You can’t test for heartbreak.”
She shared the news along with a never-before-seen photo of Jaimi, who died last September at the age of 33.
Grief: The athlete had confirmed her hospital stay in a heartbroken Instagram days earlier, where she hinted that her physical symptoms were caused by grief when she said ‘you can’t test for heartache’. Pictured with her late daughter Jaimi (right)
“It’s day five after I came in with chest pain, a wide squeezing band around my chest and back. All my tests are good. Everyone is stunned,” Lisa wrote.
“But you can’t test for heartache.”
Jaimi had battled alcoholism and an eating disorder for years before dying at a Sunshine Coast hospital on September 14, 2020.
Lisa continued: ‘For every beautiful picture of our girl, there are 10 sad ones. As I lay here and think about our Jaimi, I wanted to show you how much pain she was in too.
Hospitalized: On Wednesday, the Olympian shared this previously unseen photo of Jaimi, revealing in the caption that she had spent the past five days in the hospital
“He was heartbroken by the things people said and did to her.
“Words and actions hurt people so deeply that they preserve that trauma for so long. Some people can get through it… some live with it, some just can’t.’
Over the past few months, Lisa has shared several Instagram posts about how she struggles with the loss of her daughter.
In Wednesday’s post, she added: “There are many people, like Jaimi, who are beautiful, soft, vulnerable and sensitive and who are taken advantage of, their trust is abused and abused.
Heartache: Lisa has shared several Instagram posts over the past few months about how she struggles with the loss of her daughter
“There are really questionable people who take advantage of others who are vulnerable, who go on living their lives with no idea of the damage they’ve done.
“In the (written) stages of grief there is shock and denial, pain and guilt, anger and bargaining, depression, the upward turn, rebuilding and working through, and acceptance and hope.”
Lisa went on to say that those stages of grief “overlap” and not “come and go easily.”
But she added that she finds it easier to deal with her immense sense of loss by writing down her feelings.
‘I’ve found it helps to write things down. People reaching out to me, though difficult, also help… because we’re not alone,” she added.
Family: Lisa is pictured with her son Jett (left), surviving daughter Morgan (right) and her grandson Flynn
“You never know what will cause the heartache or the tears. It can be a word, a thought, a song, a picture, a memory, a hug from a stranger… all we need is a hug… and understanding. Nothing even needs to be said.’
She closed with a message of support to those who are also grieving, in the hope that they can find “beauty in the grief.”
“Don’t be burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you tomorrow’s sunshine,” she wrote, before urging everyone in chest pain to call Triple 0 immediately.
Lisa, who won 15 gold medals during her swimming career, had several health problems in the past.
Reaching out: She closed with a message of support to those who are also grieving, hoping they can find ‘beauty in the grief’
Adorable: On Saturday, Lisa posted a sweet photo of her son Jett and Morgan’s newborn baby Taj, with the caption: ‘This makes my heart sing’
In 2008, she underwent heart surgery for a condition known as myocarditis, which, if left unchecked, can lead to cardiac arrest.
Seven years later, the sports legend underwent another heart surgery to repair her cardioverter-defibrillator.
The implanted device can detect and manage a dangerous, rapid heart rhythm by delivering an internal shock or a pacing pulse.
The defibrillator stays with Lisa for the rest of her life.
Lisa and her ex-husband Grant Kenny, 57, are also parents to son Jett, 27, and daughter Morgan, 29.
On Saturday, Lisa posted a sweet photo of Jett and Morgan’s newborn baby Taj, captioned, “This makes my heart sing.”
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Health Concerns: In 2008, Lisa underwent heart surgery for a condition known as myocarditis which, if left unchecked, can lead to cardiac arrest