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2024 – Q1 in review

​​Why hello there, how are we all? I hope you are well and cosy. This blog post is about 2024 Q1 in review.

My eczema

I’m still taking baths, but they are incredibly a lot shorter now. I’m now down to once a week and at a max of 25 minutes.

Recently, my dad went to India and got some medicine and cream for my eczema. The original cream and medicine that he got me a few years ago. Thanks to this, my body is almost clear of scabs and any signs of eczema.

However, I thought about experimenting with my diet and had goji berries with my breakfast. This has led to my eczema appearing underneath my beard and moustache. 

My #rockulele videos

Last month was local bands, where I got three acts, including the Hindi song,  from Coventry and two acts from Birmingham. This month is a pro wrestling theme, where I take famous pro wrestling themes and do a cover of them. When it comes to the Hindi song, I’ve asked my uncle and auntie to do a translation. Next month is reggae songs.

I’ve recently used a new iPad app to get my electronic effects. I used to use Tonebridge but that’s no longer supported. I now use an app called Bias fx 2. The main difference between the two is that Tonebridge has plenty of presets dedicated to songs whereas Bias fx 2 has a fully customizable setup. Sadly, I’m not an expert in guitar sound effects and there are no online resources for me to find out.

In the future, I’m planning to do a flip-flop month, where I play rock songs in a pop style and play traditional easy-listening songs into rock and metal songs.

Me working

Unfortunately, I’m still not working, I’m slowly progressing through the list of tutorials that Joe sent me a couple of years ago

My weight

Thankfully, I now weigh in at 60kg, which is too low for me. I now lift dumbbells 6 times a week. I try and do shoulders, twice a week, arms, twice a week and chest and legs, twice a week. 

My podcast/YouTube channel updates

I’ve recently asked ChatGPT to come up with a name for a podcast with someone who suffered from 6 brain tumours, a YouTube channel for someone who plays the electric ukulele and an umbrella company for the list. It came up with several names and I have chosen the names.

I’ve also asked ChatGPT to create some line drawings of a brain and ukulele, for me to use as logos for my hobbies.

My health update

I had an MRI a few weeks ago. This MRI was different from my normal ones because they did the brainstem and a full rotation. I got the results and everything is stable.

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, my Naughty Mamaji and my Masi(auntie), 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 my 2024 – Q2 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 I get goes to charity.

Thanks and take care

2023 in review/2024 Q1 in review

Ahoy hoy, how are we all? I hope you are well and warm. This blog post is a long one, it is a combination of 2023 in review and 2024 Q1 in review

My eczema

Initially, my eczema had flared up at the start of last year due to me having buckwheat as part of the Six Pack Revolution. It got better but then back in November, I had my annual COVID jab, which had egg in it. Which caused a massive flareup, which resulted in me taking, long daily baths. 

Thankfully, my eczema is much, much better. I’ve adopted the Ayurveda diet of eating foods that are considered as “cold”. My dad recently came back from India and brought back a load of creams and tablets to cure my eczema.

I am taking a lot fewer baths and most recently my longest bath has been 45 minutes. 

My #rockulele videos

My ukulele videos have evolved over the last year. It started finishing off my decades, then I bought a new microphone and stand for myself, and afterwards, I bought myself some wireless guitar wires. At the end of last year, I debuted my keyboard when I did Stay Another Day by East 17. 

At a recent Sliver Liners West Midlands Zoom meeting, I was chatting to Jon about musical instruments that he teaches at a boarding school. They have an instrument called a toot, which is like a flute but easier for children to play. And an instrument called a P-Bone, which is like a trombone. I decided to get both from Amazon and started using them for my videos.

Thanks to me doing a podcast interview with Clare Bullingmore and admitting that I’m a pro wrestling fan, a future month of mine will be pro wrestling themes from the past and present, including the Hindi song. 

At another most recent Sliver Lining music Zoom meeting, I debuted a song that I had originally planned for my Comedy gig for Cancer Research. I played it in front of my mum and sister and they thought that song was hilarious. So I did a bonus recording. 

It’s been a while since I’ve done a #metallullby song. I think that starting in a couple of months, I’m going to start putting famous poems into music.

Me working

I’m still not working. Unfortunately due to my baths, I’m far more tired than ever before, so I haven’t progressed anywhere with my course.

My weight

My weight at the start of the year was 76kg I now weigh in at 57kg, which means I’ve lost 12kg over the last year. I started the year doing 2 waves of the Six Pack Revolution and seeing results. Unfortunately, due to my taking baths, my fatigue has elevated. And I haven’t used the battle ropes in over 4 months. 

I recently started using the treadmill regularly again. After one of my monthly eczema massages, as I was getting changed, I looked myself in the mirror and saw myself as a skinny, bony lad. So I decided to bulk up naturally, so I decided to lift weights 6 times a week. Shoulders twice a week, arms twice a week and chest and legs twice a week. On my rest day, I use my ab-swing.

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 welcoming me into 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 2024 – Q1, in further detail, in 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 take care

2023 – Q4 in review

​​Ahoy hoy, how are we all? I hope you are well and warm. This blog post is about 2023 Q4 in review.

My eczema

I’m still doing my baths, fortually they are not every day, they are every other day. The longest bath that I’ve taken recently is 2 hours, which I know is still too long.

My #rockulele videos

Starting this year, every January, I’m going to be doing a redux session, where I go back into my archive and redo the songs that I feel that wasn’t my best. Going from the success of my September’s Green Day month, every 6 months, I’m going to be playing and singing songs from a single artist. Starting with Elvis this March.

I’ve recently bought these wireless guitar wires from Amazon, they have helped me out because there are fewer cables.

Last month, I debuted my keyboard with Stay Another Day by East 17. I need to work out how to use my phone to film myself playing the keyboard.

Me working

I’m still not working. Unfortunately due to my baths, I’m far more tired than ever before, so I haven’t progressed anywhere with my course.

My weight

Thankfully, I now weigh in at 57kg, which is half of what I used to weigh after the fluid blockage. Woohoo! My goal is to slowly get back to doing a 5K. I still have a gut due to the steroids. I now lift dumbbells 4 times a week

My second  podcast interview

I did my second podcast interview with the amazing Gina Patel, where I spoke about Men’s mental health. I spoke about how I was close to ending it all after the fluid blockage, until one night, my mum said to me “You have been through the fire in the storm, now it’s sunny days are coming”. To listen, click here. I was told by her producer that I should start my own podcast because my voice is really soothing.

My goals for next year

My goals for next year are to either take up a job, to start a YouTube channel full of my videos, start a podcast, to get back to going on the treadmill more regularly and once my current bout of eczema clears up, to start dating.

One of my uncles keeps on asking me to set up my own YouTube channel, so the plan is to get all of my old videos and create a video intro for my videos.

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 my 2023 – a year in 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 I get goes to charity.

Thanks and take care

2023 – Q3 in review

Ahoy hoy, how are we all? I hope you are well and cosy. This blog post is about 2023 Q3 in review.

My eczema

My eczema was doing okay, until a couple of weeks ago, I had my COVID booster jab, which had egg in it. So my eczema is worse than ever before, especially the face. This had lead me to having dailys baths again but not as long as 7 hours.

My #rockulele videos

My Green Day month was a sucess, including the hindi version of Bolverard of Broken dreams. Last month was my pumpkin spice month, where the rock songs were based around halloween and the pop songs were the Spice Girls. With the Spice Girls songs, I had bought 5 wigs to use for my videos. Next month is powerful female vocialists, in which the wigs shall return.

Me working

Unfortunately, I’m still not working. With my freecodecamp course, I’ve recently finished a clone of doodlejump.

My weight

I now weigh it at 60kg, the lowest that its ever been. Unfortunately due to me taking daily baths every morning, I haven’t done my daily abs exercises for a while. I do, however lift dumbbells twice a week. 

My health

My mum picked up the phone one morning and heard the news that I was in the all-clear. However, the hospital has decided to increase the number of MRIs to twice a year.

My hyperbaric oxygen chamber

Due to the cost of living the whole world is under, I have made the choice to cut back on the hyperbaric oxygen chamber to once every two weeks. Before lockdown, my mum had a conversation with someone called Roger. Who used to use the chamber at the same depth as me, He said that he only used the chamber when he felt he needed it.

My podcast interview

I most recently took part in a podcast interview with the amazing Claire Bullimore Fayd’Herbe. Claire is also a brain tumour survivor who hosts a podcast called Aunty M Brain Tumours. It was nice to be allowed to share my story with someone who knew where I was coming from. To listen, click here

Second annual Glowbowl 

A couple of weeks ago, me and my dad drove to London to take part in the Sliver Liner’s second annual glow bowl event, where I played Over the Rainbow. It was nice to finally see everyone that I have met online for the past 3 years, face to face for the first time.

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 my 2023 – Q3 in 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 take care

2023 – Q2 in review

Ahoy hoy, how are we all> I hope you are well and cosy. This blog post is about 2023 Q2 in review.

My eczema

My eczema was amazing, until a couple of weeks ago when my whole extended family and I went to a wedding where I had sugar, non-gluten and non-vegan food. I and my mum have been having monthly full-body massages which has helped with my eczema.

My #rockulele videos

I recently updated my microphone setup with a new mic, new stand and new cable, that I had bought for myself for my birthday. This month, I’m dedicating my videos to Green Day, where all the songs, and I’m going to attempt the Hindi song, will be by Green Day.

Me working

Unfortunately, I’m still not working. I was recently approached by a new friend, whom I met on an SEO course for some work but nothing has evolved from it.

My six-pack revolution/weight update

Last month, I finished the second wave of the Six Pack Revolution. Unfortunately, due to the tablets that I’m on, no six-pack. My weight, however, has gone down dramatically. I now weigh in at 64kg, the lowest post-COVID. I still haven’t been on my daily walks with my mum. I’m using the battle ropes every 2 weeks, use the treadmill the same amount and try and do my daily kettlebells 6 days a week. I’m back to wearing skinny jeans. My t-shirt size is now small, which it’s never been and my waist is 32 inches. With my diet, I’ve gone back to my normal snacks, but I still haven’t used normal salt in my food. I’ve been using black salt in my meals and I’m normal decaf cups of tea with jaggery in it. 

Last month, me, my mum, my sister and uncle went to Rugby retail centre. When I went into a shop called FatFace where the guy who served was a fellow brain tumour warrior. 

My health

I had a phone call from the hospital when they didn’t tell me anything about the last MRI. They just told me that sent out a blood test for the next MRI which is booked for later this month. I’m distraught that my tumours have reoccurred

I lost some friends 

Sadly, I lost a couple of friends. Tawanda Chamunourwa, Laura Nuttal, Steven Bracewell and Wayne Wallz. I met Tawanda and Laura at a brain tumour young adults meet-up and Steven, I never met face to face. Steven was a member of Shine and he ran a Charity called Gamers Beat Cancer. 

When I was feeling depressed a couple of years ago about missing driving, Steven contacted me and gave me a second-hand PS4 and a copy of Grand Turismo. When I found out that he died, I literally bawled my eyes out. I still tear up whenever I think of him. 

I met Wayne a week before lockdown, when I went to my first, and only, comedy meetup. 

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 my 2023 – Q3 in 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 take care

My experience with the Six Pack Revolution

Howdy,, how are you? I hope you’re well and cosy. This blog post is about my experience with the Six Pack Revolution. A 75 diet and exercise program, to try and get you a six-pack.. The one thing that I’ve desired since losing my fluid blockage weight.

For six months, I’ve been doing my best to get a six-pack. Because of my fatigue, I sometimes do half of the exercise in the morning and half in the afternoon. And because of my dizzy spells, I do some alternates of the exercises that are given. The first wave consists of exercises that use battle ropes. The sculpt wave consists of exercises that use a kettlebell. That includes exercise and diet. I completed the signature wave back in March and I’m about to finish the sculpt wave. Here’s what happened to me.

My eczema flared back up

Unfortunately due to my allergies and my strict diet, my eczema flared up. I was told to put some buckwheat into my porridge. So I started off by adding a gram to my porridge. Which caused a reaction in my body.

I stop taking my iron tablet

At the start of the year, I was taking Iron tablets. But earlier this year, I had a phone call from my GP, telling me I no longer need to take the iron tablet.

I’m taking fewer naps

This time last year, I was taking 3 to 4 naps a day. One, after breakfast, another after lunch, another after my snack and sometimes after my dinner. Now, I’m taking fewer naps a day. I do sometimes take an extra nap but the majority of the time, I’m taking 2.

I’m a lot lighter than before

Before starting, I weighed in at 74kg, which was my weight before my diagnosis.  At the end of the first wave, I weighed in at 67kg which is over 7kg. Which is quite impressive. Because we are not allowed to weigh ourselves, I have no idea how much I weigh now.

After I finished the first wave, Scott, the founder of the Six Pack Revolution, said that to keep the body that you have gained, you have to go back to your normal diet, twice a week, and keep up with the exercise. 

My plan after my current wave is to keep up with the diet 6 days a week and keep up with my daily exercise and when it comes to exercising 3 times a week, I’m going to alternate between battle ropes, kettlebells and my treadmill. Because one of my goals from New Year’s Eve was to complete a virtual 5k.

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 2023 – Q3 in 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 take care

2023 – Q1 in review

Why hello there, how are you? I hope you’re well and warm. This blog post is about my 2023 Q1 in review.

My eczema 

Thankfully, my eczema is finally clearing up as long as I don’t eat anything from my allergies list. Mind you, saying that, I’ve recently had meals that contained soy and weren’t gluten-free and so far, no reaction

My #rockulele

I’m coming towards the end of my decades series. After that’s finished, I’m going back to playing and singing random songs, my Spotify playlist for future songs is over 90 songs long.

I’m still relearning the piano/keyboard every weekend using my Simply Piano app. But regretfully, I’m not confident in playing and singing something for my Instagram account.

My freecodecamp/me working

Unfortunately, I’m still not working. However, I’m working through this list of tutorials that Joe had sent me after I was stuck on building the calculator. In fact, when it comes to progressing with the course, I’m taking the lead.

My weight

My weight is currently 67kg which is the lightest since the lockdown/covid had started. However, I haven’t been on my daily walks or continued my couch 2 5K training program. I’ve started following the Six Pack Revolution diet and exercise program. I’ve recently finished the Signature wave and will start the sculpt wave today.

My health

I had my annual MRI back in February and I haven’t heard back from the hospital. It’s been over 2 years since I’ve been to the WISDEM centre to review my tablets. It’s been over 7 years since I’ve had a decent night’s sleep because of the steroids that I’m taking.

My taste buds

Before my diagnosis, I used to eat a lot of chilli. Since my radiotherapy, I wouldn’t go near the stuff. But recently, I’ve asked my mum to start putting chilli back into my food. I originally asked my mum to put extra pepper into my meals and now, I’m having seedless chilli in my meals.

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 my experience with the Six Pack Revolution.

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 take care

2022 in review

Why hello there, how are we all? I hope you’re well. This blog post is about 2022 in review.

Now because of Covid, only a little has happened in the last year.

My eczema 

My eczema has gone and comes back several times last year. It’s currently back with a vengeance.

My #rockulele

Late last year, I started using my uncle’s soundboard and microphone. I was inspired by a good friend, a fellow brain tumour warrior, Rudy Fischmann, who wanted to collaborate with me. I now use the soundboard every week. 

Also last year, I started my decades series of songs. I started with the 60s rock songs and alternating between rock and soul/RnB songs slowly built myself up to the 

Also last year, I received a keyboard for Christmas. Every weekend, I’ve been using the Simply Piano app and every other day, I’ve been using the Simply Sing app.

My freecodecamp course/my work

I’ve been stuck on one of the tasks “build a calculator” for a while. So I asked my friend Joe for help and he sent me a list of 40 javascript tutorials. Even before my diagnosis, I’ve struggled with javascript. As a front-end developer, I always preferred jQuery, But that was over 7 years ago. Now that times have changed and people are only hiring React developers.

Bhangra Blaze/Earls of Uke

Bhangra came back on in the middle of last year but in a new area. It was in Wyken Community centre but now it’s in Diamond Dance Studios. I’ve also started re-attending my Earls of Uke get-togethers only once a month. 

My daily exercise

In the middle of last year, I noticed that my weight was going up. So that’s when I decided to use my fixed hula hoop every day, and alternate between my ab swing and lifting dumbbells. That came to a stop at the start of this year when I started the Six Pack Revolution program, a 70 day diet and exercise regime. 

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 2023 – Q1 in 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 take care

2022 – Q4 in review

Hi everyone, how are you? I hope you are well and warm. Today’s blog post is about 2022 Q4 in review. Not much has happened in the last 3 months, but some things have happened.

My eczema 

My eczema has finally settled, thankfully. It’s been a rough couple of years with my most recent eczema stint, but delightedly. My skin has smoothed out. I’ve still got heat spots on my back but the rest of the body is cleared out.

My #rockulele/ukulele playing

Most recently, I participated in the Earls of Uke Christmas get-together. Normally, the group would open the room up and fill it with audience members, but because of Covid, that did not happen. Hence no video recordings from myself.

With my weekly #rockulele videos, I’ve upped my production values with them. Last year, one of my uncles, gave me a semi-professional soundboard and microphone. I was recently approached by a friend, Rudy Fischmann to take part in his rock opera about cancer. And I wanted to give him the best quality. So I was determined to use it for his recording. I worked out how to use it and I’ve started using it for my weekly recordings. Here’s the link to view our song.

For Christmas this year, I was given a keyboard. Before my illness, as a child, my grandfather taught me to play the piano. While in university, for my dissertation, I did a musical piece based on the 5 stages of grief. That was the last time that I played the keyboard/piano. The plan is to sign up for something like Simply Piano, re-learn the keyboard, and slowly introduce it into my weekly recordings.

My exercises 

A couple of months ago, I added extra weights to my dumbbells. I found that lifting my old weights was not difficult enough. This month, I start doing the first part of the six-pack revolution. Which, I’m hoping gets me to my body goals. After trying by myself for the last few years, I have not achieved a six pack.

My weight

My weight is currently 69kg. I’ve stopped re-drinking cucumber juice and decided to be a bit more active, so that’s why I’ve chosen to go back on the treadmill and restarted my couch to 5K course. But started it at a much slower pace. Before the lockdown, me and my mum used to go on daily walks. Now, because of the lockdown and the current weather, that hasn’t happened for a while. Before my illness, I used to weigh 70kg, with a 36-38 waist, wearing large t-shirts.

Now, I’m at a 30 inch waist, wearing medium t-shirts

My working,

Unfortunately, I’m still not working. With help from Joe, I’ve started taking charge of me learning javascript into hyperdrive.

My blog

I have decided to cut my blogging back a little bit. Because my health has been stable for a while and not much has changed over the last few years, I have chosen to blog once every 2 months. I know that the charities that I’m supporting through my blog would be disappointed but considering that my blog hasn’t raised any money, so far, I’m sure that they won’t mind.

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 2022 in 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 take care

What exercises do I do

Why hello there, how are we all? I hope you are well. This month’s blog post is about what exercises I do. As a person who sufferers from fatigue, especially in the morning, exercising can be arduous. But I’m still doing something every day.

Fixed hula hoop

I bought this fixed hula hoop a couple of years ago but hardly used it. When my weight climbed up, that’s when I decided to use it. I try and use it every day but when I go shopping or have Bhangra in the evening, I don’t.

Ab swing

I bought an ab swing before my illness. As a child and teenager with a large stomach, I wanted to eliminate it. But due to a lack of motivation, I hardly used it. Until of course, I had the fluid blockage in my brain and all of those steroids made me put on weight. I used the ab swing, once every 3 days.

Dumbbells 

I bought dumbbells in 2009 during university when I was doing the P90X exercise program, before my illness. I do a set of shoulder shrugs, both ways, a set of curved biceps curls,  a set of short chest raises,  a set of short shoulder raises,  a set of hammer curls,  a set of wide chest raises,  a set of wide shoulder raise, a set of squat steps and then I do set stomach swings on each arm. I do this once every 3 days.

Treadmill/10,000 steps a day

As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, I like to do 10,000 steps a day. I know that’s hard doing 10.000 steps a day, but if you do the tips that I’ve put in my old blog posts, you will achieve it. Because of my weight gain and my eczema clearing up. I’m back on the treadmill. I started off doing slow walks at first and now I’m doing a slower version of the couch to 5K course again. My goal is to get back to going on the treadmill regularly and get a 20-minute 5K.

Bhangra 

I’ve spoken about the benefits of Bhangra in a blog post a couple of years ago. In fact, a couple of weeks ago, I managed to burn off over 3,000 calories in a day, which is the most that I’ve ever done.

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 2022 – Q4 in 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