Monday, July 5, 2010

What were you doing five years ago?

Can you remember what you were doing five years ago today?  I can.  It's hard to believe that it was five years ago that I was in hospital I had just had my right hip resurfaced (4th July 2005) and I was starting to learn how to walk again.  You know you have a problem when you can not walk your 5 year old 5 minutes to school and that's pushing a pram with an 18 month old in.  When you have small children it's a big thing to have major surgery .......... but looking back it is the best thing I could have done.  I now live in a two storey house with my craft room upstairs (I would have never contemplated stairs pre surgery). 

Living in constant pain really does your head in.  After the surgery I finally realised that I didn't have to live in constant pain.  The best part about learning to walk again was I don't have a waddle any more.  For years I used to have a waddle and when I learnt to walk again I was adamant that I was not going to waddle .......... so very few people know that I have big chunks of metal in my hip (you will if you ever go flying with me as I beep at the airports and always take extra time going through security checks....... as all the alarms go off .........).

I also remember that it was 5 years ago that they had the bombings in London as I watched constant updates on TV while I was in bed wondering where our friends in London were and were they all right.

So what were you doing five years ago?


  1. Hey Vicki lovely to meet you last night. 5 years ago, I was in London when the bombings happened. I had just gotten into the office and all hell broke loose. Mum and Dad were visiting with us from Scotland and we couldn't use a phone as all the lines were down. Gosh, that 5 years has gone quickly and it seems like it was just yesterday.

  2. Wow that would have been scary being there in amongst it.