Since suffering burns to 65% of her body and having four fingers from her left hand and her right thumb amputated amputated, Turia Pitt has become a pillar of strength.
The author and motivational speaker - who is engaged to partner Michael Hoskin - has opened up about her recent surgeries on her blog.
'This year  I need to have about 4-5 surgeries,' she wrote.
'No one looks forward to surgery and, even after having over 200 operations, it's still no walk in the park for me.
'It’s scary, you lose a lot of time in recovery and it can be hard to keep working towards your goals when you’ve got to take a few weeks out.'
However, instead of spiralling into depression, the 29-year-old has faced her battle with positivity.
'What I do is change the frame through which I look at the situation,' she explained.
'Instead of feeling frustrated, scared or overwhelmed, I choose to look at my surgeries as a good thing. I get to catch up with all the medical staff who have worked with me over the years, it’s forced time out, I get to eat ice cream and watch movies and most importantly, the benefits of having the surgery will far outweigh a few weeks of discomfort.'