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?