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Turia Pitt's brave confession in the wake of more surgery

The remarkable survivor has connected with millions across the globe thanks to her honest and brave outlook on life. And now she's making a bold admission.

By Chloe Lal
From the outside, many would think that nothing could dent the 28-year-old's positive nature.
But in a raw Instagram post, Turia shared a note to her well-wishers about her personal struggles.
"I’ve been recovering from laser surgery for the past week," she penned alongside a close up selfie.
"Sometimes I get really self-conscious after surgery - I feel like everyone is having a huge stickybeak at me. This week I felt it big time, and yeah, it sucks."
Not to be defeated by her inner fears, she continued: "But you know what? Sometimes in life when you're on a quest to improve yourself, no one else's opinion or judgement matters. You’ve gotta own yourself and wear your challenges like a boss - after all, no one else is gonna do it for you!"
Turia shared this post-laser surgery selfie, bravely talking about her personal insecurities.
In 2011, Turia survived a horrific brush with death, which saw her suffer burns to 65 per cent of her body, lose several fingers and spend a gruelling five months in hospital after she was trapped in a grassfire during a 100 kilometre ultra-marathon in the Kimberleys.
Despite such adversity, the Aussie has one of the most optimistic attitudes you’ll ever come across.
A reflection of her character, fans responded to her brave post, revealing how relatable and inspiring she is.
One person penned, "Absolutely amazing!", while many echoed this person's sentiment, "You're awesome @turiapitt Such an amazing inspiration. Thanks so much for just being you!!!"
Relive one of Turia's most treasured moments in the player below. Post continues...
The 28-year-old has done so much since surviving the most heart-wrenching of circumstances, from running ultramarathons, being awarded the NSW Premier's Woman of the Year in 2014, to raising huge amounts of money for burn victims in developing countries.
She once expressed to the ABC, “I've got an amazing partner, beautiful family and friends. I live in one of the best places in Australia in Ulladulla.”
Before adding: “So when people say they feel sorry for me, I don't really get it. I don't feel sorry for myself at all.”
"We built a new life. Never once did Michael treat me differently. He was in love with my personality before, and that’s something I’ve still got.”
Turia and Michael announced their engagement last year.
Turia has conquered all her obstacles with one of her biggest supporters by her side, her fiance Michael Hoskin.
The couple announced their engagement last July. In fact, she cites their love as being an integral part of her survival.
“When Turia was in intensive care four years ago, I bought a diamond ring,” he told The Australian Women's Weekly last year following their engagement announcement.
Chatting to the Telegraph back in 2012 the former police officer, who gave up his job to be Turia's carer, gushed about his love.
"She doesn't want people to feel sorry for her. She just wants to get on with her life," he explained.
“She's beautiful, you know, she's amazing."
What an inspiration!

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