From being a curler competing in the semi-finals of the last big event of the year in Canada at the weekend, a few days later I’m a curler recovering from hip surgery.
After getting back to Scotland on Monday night, I was going on to the operating table on Wednesday morning.
At least I didn’t have too much time to worry about it!
I was under for about two hours and the good news is that the operation went well and the surgeon was pleased with it.
As an elite athlete who participates in a sport that requires extremes of motion and repetitive trauma, there is no getting away from the wear and tear.
From here on, it’s all manageable.
The pain is no fun, mind you, and hobbling around on crutches takes a bit of getting used to. It’s just as well I’ve got mum and dad to run around looking after me!
It’s all about recovery now.
I’ve got the best team around me to help with my rehab. A physio will be visiting me in Blair Atholl while I’m here until I’m more mobile and able to get back to Stirling.
There will be no rush.
I obviously want to be back on the ice as soon as possible but I’ve hopefully got a lot of years still ahead of me in my career and being 100% right is the most important thing. If that means I have to miss the start of next season, so be it.
* From a curling point of view, a semi-final place in the Champions Cup grand slam was a good finish to the season.
We beat the Olympic champions along the way but it could have been even better.
We should have won our semi after being 5-0 up after two ends. Losing from that sort of position never feels right.
It’s been a really long, tough season and we’re all ready for our break. It’s just a shame I can’t get the golf clubs out this summer!
* When a legend of athletics says that the sport she loves is “on its knees” then you know it really is in trouble.
It must be heartbreaking for the likes of Liz McColgan to see a never-ending flow of doping scandals.
It has been reported that Olympic and three-time world 1500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop has become the latest Kenyan star to test positive for a blood-boosting drug.
There have been more than 40 Kenyan athletes failing tests in recent years.
The calls for life bans are getting louder and louder and you have to think that blanket bans for countries who can’t get their house in order have to follow as well.
And, with Chris Froome still fighting to clear his name, cycling isn’t in a better state.
The problem both these sports have is that the public have had enough and no longer give the benefit of the doubt.
And you can’t really blame them.