'Don't feel like me': Lisa Curry reveals heartache after daughter's death

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Lisa Curry has opened up about her ongoing struggles in the months after her daughter, Jaimi Kenny, passed away in September, aged 33. Pictures: Instagram/Lisa Curry
Lisa Curry has opened up about her ongoing struggles in the months after her daughter, Jaimi Kenny, passed away in September, aged 33. Pictures: Instagram/Lisa Curry

Former Olympic swimmer Lisa Curry has opened up about her ongoing struggles following the death of her daughter, Jamie Kenny, earlier in the year.

Kenny, the daughter of Curry and fellow former Olympian Grant Kenny, died in September at the age of 33.

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An outpouring of support followed after Kenny passed away peacefully at a Gold Coast hospital following a lengthy health battle.

Months later, Curry has taken to Instagram to share her continued struggles in the wake of her daughter’s death, saying she ‘(doesn’t) even feel like me anymore’.

“There’s a few certainties in life … birth, death and change … Some change is out of your control leaving you empty and uncertain … and suddenly your whole world is turned upside down. Everything you once knew is now not as it was,” she wrote on Instagram.

“Every positive and fun thought you once had is now in doubt and challenged.

“A situation you’ve never been in before can feel daunting, uncomfortable, filled with challenges, problems, mistakes and fear, not having any idea of what to do, where to go or how to do it, if you need help or if you can do it on your own?”

Lisa Curry reveals struggles after daughter’s death

Curry’s lengthy post was accompanied by a shot of her looking over the water at her Gold Coast property.

She continued her post by revealing friends and family had encouraged her to seek help to deal with the pain of Kenny’s tragic passing.

“Sometimes when I’ve been in situations where I haven’t known what to do and I’ve been on my own … I’ve had no choice but to just work it out myself,” she wrote.

“Did I succeed? Sometimes. Sometimes not … but it wasn’t whether I won or lost, succeeded or failed, changed or not – it’s what it made of me trying … and those lessons are for life.

“What those changes made of me was far greater than the result. I became stronger, and more determined, or on the other side … softer and more forgiving.

“People are telling me to seek out help… with psychologists, doctors, people who have been through what I am facing at the moment … but I know in my heart, that I actually have the answers myself.”

Curry then ruminated on =the difficulties of accepting the loss of a loved one, and how it can warp previous understanding of how to deal with emotional strife.

“Somehow, this change I find myself in now is testing my very being. Some days I don’t even feel like me anymore, or being me anymore,” she said.

“It feels like it’s changing my direction and I’m OK with that. Because I know … change can be good.

“It’s a process … and I’m not quite sure where to start, but soon I’ll figure it out.

“I know that one small thing leads to another, then leads to another until what’s achieved is a big thing.

“It’s just that I don’t know which small thing to start with is yet ......why is that so damn hard?”

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