2020 Q2 in review – the lockdown era

Hi everyone, and welcome back to my blog. How are you? I hope you are well. Today’s blog post is another recap of the past three months. About my current health status, my hobbies and everything else in general.

My eczema

My eczema is still there but fortunately getting better. After finding out that apple cider vinegar has sugar in it, I’ve stopped using it for baths and drinking it because it was making my skin worse. These days, I use this non-vegan milk formula with bath salts and peppermint oil. My skin is softer than ever before but unfortunately, I’m still itchy, especially on the scalp, which scares my mum. And I’m still taking long baths. The longest one being over 8 hours.


Hula hooping

I’ve started using a weighted hula hoop. I try to go on it everyday but because it’s in the garage, I can’t be bothered due to fatigue or it’s raining, I don’t go on it every day. However, my mum does go on it every day. Even with her back, she is a lot better than me at it.

Paul Bradley fitness

Last month, I attempted a 5 day Paul Bradley fitness in lockdown course. This was hard for me because it involved a lot of getting up and off the floor.  While doing burpees. I didn’t do the whole 5 days because of my fatigue. It did show me a couple of new exercises to do with dumbbells which I’ve carried over.

Back using the hyperbaric oxygen chamber

Throughout lockdown, I didn’t use the hyperbaric oxygen chamber. And to be honest, the only difference that I saw was my fatigue and my eyesight. My brain games are better than ever before. I used the hyperbaric oxygen chamber twice before it shut up again because one of the limited staff members got covid19 themselves.

Adding new brain games

Recently, I’ve expanded my brain games, by adding three more games. I will go into more detail next month.

My drops app

I’ve finished my Hindi level on my drops app. So what I’ve been doing on the app is going through a workout mode called “Dojo mode”, where it goes through all of the chapters and creates a 15-minute game. The highest score I’ve gotten from this mode is 87%

No more Reiki

Unfortunately, Anita has stopped doing her free Reiki, she now charges £10 per person, per session. This is a real shame because when she moved the start time to 7:30, I wasn’t falling asleep. It has motivated me to attempt to learn it myself and perform my own reiki.

My weight

I now weigh it in at 60kg, which has gone up slightly since the last time. Before my diagnosis, I weighed in at 74kg. After the fluid blockage, I weighed in at 114kg. Before my diagnosis, my waist was 36 inches. After the fluid blockage, I had a 40-inch waist. Now I’ve got a 30-inch waist. Before my diagnosis, I used to wear large t-shirts. After the fluid blockage, I wore XXL. Now I’m wearing a medium to small.

My mobility has worsened since the past three months. Because of my eczema, I’m stiff all over, I’m limping whenever I walk and because of the creams that my mum puts on me at night time, I’m extremely warm at night times. My mum sometimes takes the mick of me by calling me an old man.

At the start of the year, I set some goals for myself, to start retraining for a 5K to look to do a 10K, get back to work, and to start the P90X. Unfortunately, I’m still not working, and I’ve haven’t started the P90X yet, but I have restarted my couch to 5K and I’m doing it without energy balls which is a great plus for me.

That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends, and everyone who I’ve met on this journey.`

Next time, I’m going to be talking about my new brain games and give them a review. Please feel free to leave a comment and as always, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog or click on an advert, 100% of the money that I get goes to charity.

Thanks and I shall see you soon.