Anyway, the purpose behind the profanity was to show how much us journalists check our work for mistakes. Clearly, I had not been paying attention that day as I noticed a touch of repetition in my last blog - which is a big no no - one word popped up a total of five times: Lucky.
I mean, fair enough, say it once, twice you can let slide, but five - yes! FIVE! That is just shocking. So, as I say, I apologise for the sloppiness in standards.
In my defence, I think about that word a lot when trying to fill my days up - it stays with me like a shadow. Even though my brain injury is by far the worst thing to ever happen to me in my life, I try my best to remember - always - I have been bloody (apologies again) lucky. Now I don't mean to sound like a broken record, but it is true. I have also said before how I try not to compare my plight with other brain injury survivors I read about on the news because it is incredibly unfair. My worst day could quite easily be the best day for someone else - which really strikes a chord with me. It is only human to compare - everyone sneaks a peak over their neighbours' garden fence. One of the things I like to compare is "me" - pre-brain injury - and "me" - post-brain injury.
Right then, here we go: I had the most amazing girlfriend in the world before my brain injury. Now I have the most amazing FIANCEE in the world - I know! I still have no idea why she has stuck with me either! But that just shows how lucky a chap I am. I am in absolutely no doubt I would not be here today if it was not for Amy. So that is pre-brain injury 0 - post-brain injury 1.
I would also say I am a lot more positive now compared to before as shown by this blog - always looking on the bright side. I now appreciate even the smallest of achievements. They are huge to me - such as travelling to rugby matches by myself (as shown in last week's blog). So that makes the score pre-brain injury 0 - post-brain injury 2.
Due to the amount of work I have done on the treadmill at the gym to improve my walking, I have lost two whole inches off my jeans/trouser size around my waist - in fact, I have now returned to my pre-brain injury waist size. So let's call that one a draw