I had an appointment with an occupational therapist at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital recently - a place I have got to know well - where they wanted to check my progress.
The good news was they are pleased with how my left hand/fingers are coming along.
I have said how my left leg feels great thanks to all the hard work I have done on the treadmill at the gym - with my limp hardly noticeable anymore.
Every step I take on the treadmill, the word: "defiance" screams out in my head because of what it represents to me.
Now I don't want to sound big headed, but I'm extremely proud of the progress I have made since my brain injury.
The last physical part remaining to improve is my left hand and fingers - and the lovely people at Headway referred me for an appointment.
I used to have occupational therapy every Friday at the start of my recovery - so it was weird being back in the same room again.
It was strange seeing places/faces I had not seen for a while - but I was just impressed I could remember anything/anyone.
I was met by two therapists - one I knew, and remembered (just) - having quizzed myself all morning of her name! Plus one new lady - which threw me a tad - because us brain injury survivors are not keen on change - we like our routines and stick to them!
I'll spare you the technical jargon - because, to be honest, I'm not sure I even followed it - and my family and I have become brain experts!
One of the exercises they gave me was rolling out - what can only be described as "green slime" across a flat surface - and then back again, to strengthen my hand/fingers.
What was nice was they gave me the box of the green slime to take away and keep! All for free! I was blown away by such a generous gesture.
So whenever I get a chance, I have to roll out the green putty into a sausage and keep rolling it forwards and backwards.
They also said another good exercise is to keep typing on a computer keyboard - and therefore, I was in one of the best professions to do that because as a journalist we use them so much!
Up until now when I have got home from rugby matches on Saturdays I have had to slowly type out my reports - whereas having been given my new green putty - which reminds me of the character "Slimer" from Ghostbusters - I feel more confident my hand will improve!
What was also lovely was the occupational therapist knows I struggle with memory - plus I wanted Amy to know what we had done - so they videoed me doing the exercises and emailed me a detailed summary so I could show her!
Thanks for reading
P.S. A big happy birthday to my amazing big sister Laura!