I went through a full body screening, we used videos to plot where I was and so we could monitor progress. It was heart breaking seeing the videos as it showed me exactly where I was and how far I was going have to go just to be back living a normal life, not even the life of an athlete. This was going to be one very tough journey.
The plus for me was working with people I had knowing from my Bobsleigh days and trusted 100%. It was just so nice to be in a sporting environment.
The bikes were tough and my legs hurt but with some other great athletes around also doing rehab, it made me push harder. It was all about keeping a positive mental approach and just getting on with things and not looking back.
That week in Bisham was a real kick start to getting back into training and getting back in gym made me very happy.
Lots of the exercises were to challenge my postural control and get muscles working after the damage from surgery and the drugs.
I can't put into words how much of a benefit it is going to the British Olympic Medical Institute. All the staff are amazing, they really push you and keep you going. This gave me the confidence I needed to push past my minds limits knowing the support was there to pretty much pick me up when I fell over.
I moved on so much from Ben pushing me in the gym and Julia and Carl working on specific rehab exercises.
The Psychology sessions are all part of the rehab also, as well as nutritional advice, so it really is a big support team all working to get you fit. I am now back into a routine doing a modest level of training but I can feel my body returning to normal, I know this is going to take months if not years, but I will keep pushing and never give up.
It's a slow process but I am determined to set myself small goals and focus on each day as it comes.
I would like to say a massive thank you to all the staff at the British Olympic Medical Institute.
The following photos are the EIS Olympic medical center at Bisham Abbey, click to enlarge