Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.
Long time no see! I hope you had a great August. And if it’s summer where you are, I hope you had a great summer.
I had a really nice break from work, so now I’m feeling very refreshed and excited about starting The Daily English Show again.
We had a really good time at iSummit – that was the conference we went to at the end of July and the start of August. So I’d like to thank the iSummit people for having us.
And the day after iSummit finished I went to hospital … not that that has anything to do with iSummit – I was planning to go to hospital. And I spent the whole of August in hospital. Well, it was almost a whole month, I got out at the end of last week. What happened was, I injured my knee … it was actually a while back that I did it, but for various reasons I waited to have surgery.
I really wasn’t looking forward to the operation and staying in hospital for a month. But I actually quite enjoyed it. Apart from the first few days after surgery with the pain and the nausea … that was pretty bad, but after that it was good. It was kind of like staying at a resort – without the cocktails and the swimming pool. You don’t have to do any cooking and cleaning, and they bring you food three times a day and cups of tea … and basically all you have to do is lie in bed and watch TV all day. And I timed it perfectly with the Olympics, so that was awesome, for the first time in my life, I actually watched a lot of the Olympics on TV and it was fun.
Kia Ora, in Stick News today, a falling baby’s life was saved by a nappy.
How long before your knee is better?
How many people were there in your room?
There were six beds, but most of the time there were just four of us.
What was wrong with the other people?
There was a teenage girl on the same side of the room as me and she had a knee injury too. And then on the other side of the room there was a woman who had injured her foot and another woman who had hurt her back.
Did you get on well?
Yeah, I really liked the people in my room. I think I was really lucky to be in a room with nice people. And one more girl came in too, she had a knee operation, but it wasn’t such a big operation so she only stayed for two days … two nights, I think it was. She was nice too.
So how long before your knee’s better?
Well, I’ll be off crutches by the end of this week and then I can walk, slowly. But it will be a while before I can do sports like snowboarding.
How long is “a while”?
About a year.
Yeah, that’s what they said. I mean, I’ll work hard doing rehabilitation and maybe it’ll be sooner. But then … I don’t want to go and injure it again and have to go through the whole surgery thing again.
What does the rehabilitation involve?
Basically building the muscle and bending the knee.
Hello again! Long time no see ...
Show 812 Monday 1 September
The Daily English Show