2022 – Q2 in review

Ahoy hoy, how are we all? I hope you are well. Today’s blog post is my review of 2022 Q2 in review. Not much has happened but some things did come around.

My eczema 

My eczema has dramatically improved since using the cream that my dad got from India. I’m a lot less itchy, the only time that I scratch is when I’m too hot or too cold.

My #rockulele 

I recently celebrated my one-year anniversary of me playing and singing on my Instagram page. I celebrated by redoing the first four songs that I ever did. For Freebird, I bought myself a kazoo. It helps with all of the tricky bits of the guitar solos. To play the ukulele, sing and play the kazoo, I bought this harmonica holder from Amazon. An uncle of mine requested that I do an old-school Indian song, so, I did an extra song. Yeh Dosti from the 1970s film Sholey. I’m tempted to do an extra Indian song a month.

A mile a day in May

During the month of May, I and some of the Sliver Liners took part in a mile a day in May. Where, through donations, we would raise money by walking an extra mile a day in May. Before lockdown, I was comfortably doing 10,000 steps/ 5 miles in a day. Unfortunately, due to my lack of motivation, that trailed off a little bit. But thanks to the mile a day in May, I’ve created some habits to do every day to get me back to doing 10,000 steps a day.

My freeCodeCamp course

I’ve been tasked by Joe, to do 40 JavaScript Projects for Beginners – Easy Ideas to Get Started Coding JS. Because I was struggling to do the Calculator task in the original freeCodeCamp, Joe told me to do this first and then tackle the calculator again.

My weight

Unfortunately, my weight has gone up slightly. I now weigh in at 67kg. The reason for this because I was having gluten-free mushroom risotto, 4 times a week. After asking my mum to weigh my risotto and it was triple what I was telling my calorie app. I’ve since cut back on the risotto to 4 times a month.

Earls of Uke group sessions and Bhangra Blaze

Because of Covid, I haven’t been to an Earls of Uke meetup this year. I do miss playing in a group. Because of this, I was doing Bhangra Blaze every week, until last month, when Amarjit, the Bhangra teacher, said that she has lost the Wyken Community centre due to not running the classes because she wasn’t using the room. The reason that she wasn’t using the room was that attendance was low

Health update

Recently, I’ve been getting headaches. I’ve got no idea why. I do have an MRI due later on this month and an appointment with my consultant in the next. I will update the blog with any further news. A couple of months ago, my GP prescribed me some iron tablets. It’s supposed to improve my energy levels but nothing so far. I’m only taking my iron tablets, once every two days because it clashes with my moringa tablet. 

I had an optician appointment last month and he said that my eyes have stayed the same.

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 I’ve met on this journey.

Next time, I’m going to talk about how I slowly rebuilt my 10,000 steps a day. 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.