I must say, it has been a bit of an experience in itself, going out and being in bigger crowds. For the past 5 or so weeks, all I've been used to is the company of my family, so I was a bit nervous and paranoid. Ya know, just worried about being knocked or falling over on my bum. I have also had a few weird thoughts in my head that I'll see someone hurt their knee like mine used to (which I know is ABSOLUTELY CRAZY) and it petrifies me! I know they are silly thoughts but all I've known throughout my life is that my knees aren't particularly great and so I don't trust them at all. Do any of you get paranoid/anxiety attacks about things in big crowds? If you want to tell me about them, please get in touch or leave a comment. I'm interested to hear about your experiences.
It was Father's Day on Sunday so ,my family had a BBQ with our grandparents - and even though it was Father's Day, my Dad did the BBQ-ing. We had sooo much food! Chicken, burgers, fish, sausages, salad, portatoes, everything! And then my mum made this cheesecake sort of dish, I say sort of because she made a pastry base instead of biscuit. It was still good though. As well as our huge dinner, we all got a nice breakfast too as my Mum was making scrambled eggs for Dad. I quite like Father's Day. What did you guys do for Father's day?
One of my adventures out into the big wide world was for a hospital appointment at the London base of the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital. It was a long way to go for a 5 minute appointment, but it does make me feel better hearing what my consultant has to say. The London venue is based at Great Portland Street - a tube station that does not have a lift so that was a bit eventful, but my Mum and I finally made it. We got some lunch and then went to the hospital to be told that I am healing well and I need to continue working on my strength and knee extensions. I have another appointment to look forward to in 6 weeks time there, so hopefully I'll have made an even bigger improvement.