This year I am doing the one little word challenge, my word is "positive". Mostly influenced by my wonderful girlfriend Amy, who has also chosen her own word. The idea is to try and filter that word down into your everyday life. Three months into "positive" and I just wanted to talk a little more about the main positive in my life - Amy.
I would not say I was the most positive person, but Amy is one of the most positive people I've met.
In many ways, we fit together like jigsaw puzzle pieces; opposites complimenting one another.
With Amy in my life, it is difficult to be anything but positive. She has been incredible. Everyday I wonder how I managed to get this wonderful creature to be my girlfriend, without sounding soppy.
Let me give you an example: Last Friday she worked her four-hour Waitrose shift, then on Saturday, she drove us to the rugby match I was covering in Gloucester; standing with me, freezing, for two hours, before waiting for me, yet again freezing, to finish interviews.
Then on Sunday, she spent the day in the library doing university work - she is a machine!
One of the ways she has spurred me on is encouraging my walking. My left side has been one of the worst affected areas, leaving me with a slight limp, which made me self conscious.
Like with every aspect of my injury, Amy has not allowed me to get down in the dumps; telling me off for wallowing in self pity - sometimes us blokes need a kick up the backside! She certainly does that. Thankfully, she's not allowed me to cut corners; ensuring I stay on the right path.
One of the ways she's done this is taking me to the gym to strengthen my walking on treadmills. She encourages me to walk as many places as possible; to the shop for cooking ingredients, or meeting her for coffee. She has taken every opportunity to launch me on my way. I could write a blog every week about how amazing she is, but I would bore you.
I'm lucky to have come through my injury "relatively" unscathed. But more importantly, to still have Amy in my life. I don't know what I would have done without her. She reminds me: neither of us asked for this situation, but it is about how you react, which is most important.
My walking has improved, and feels huge to overtake anybody, because it shows I can slip back into society. I like to think you can hardly notice it anymore, which shows things are improving.
I can use this as motivation, because it shows with hard work, and plenty of belief and encouragement from the likes of Amy; a full recovery can be made. Not that I'm counting any chickens.
One of the things I do religiously now is follow an old wives' tail, of walking over two drains for good luck and avoiding three drains, considered bad luck.
I admit it's nonsense, but after everything which has happened, I'm not taking chances! I'm sure it won't be long before I carry rabbit's feet!
Amy is coming to the end of her main placement which has been tough on her and she has had to work extremely hard. At some points through this experience our roles have reversed. When she couldn't see the light at the end I tried to remind her where it was. I don't always just want to look for the positives, I want to be the positives.