2021 – the year in review

Hello there, and welcome back to my blog. How are you? I hope you are well. Today’s blog post is 2021 in review. Another year of lockdown unfortunately but there are some highlights.

My eczema 

Thanks to my mum putting moringa oil on my body every morning, my eczema is finally clearing up. Unfortunately, I did have a flare-up over Christmas due to the food that I had but its slowly getting there. I’ve now started taking moringa tablets as well. At the start of the year, I was doing weekly acupuncture sessions with Damien. Now I’m at the point with my eczema, where I can have a bath once every two weeks, and I know that it’s bad to sit in a bath longer than 30 minutes.

My ukulele playing

Thanks to my little sister posting videos of her motivational speaking on her Instagram, I was motivated to do the same with my ukulele, As I’ve mentioned a couple of times on my blog, back in 2020, I got an electric ukulele for my birthday with a load of addons. Unfortunately due to my lack of motivation, I had hardly played it. Back in May last year, I’ve decided to record myself every week and play a new song. I’ve recently subscribed to an app called Chordify, where on my iPad it scrolls through the chords as you are playing alongside.

My Bhangra Blaze and ukulele meetings

Due to the new variant, my ukulele group have decided not to meet up anymore, for the time being, Bhangra blaze is still going on but because my mum has asthma and type two diabetes, I’ve decided to take a break from it.

My hyperbaric oxygen chamber

At the start of the year, I was using a hyperbaric oxygen chamber at 16 feet. I’m now regularly using it at the maximum that Mercia MS centre of 32 feet. I’ve previously blogged about my experience at the deeper depths.

My PS4

Thanks to the fine folks over at Gamers beat Cancer, I was gifted a second-hand PS4 and a copy of Grand Turismo.  Initially, I had purchased some games for myself when I had gotten it but unfortunately due to my lack of motivation, I’ve hardly played them. 

My groups

This year, I had joined Silver Liners, a charity that helps people with brain injury. I started out in joining the music group but this year, I’m going to join the photography club and the relationships group as well.

Me working

Unfortunately, I’m still not working. I do have a couple of unpaid projects lined up in the new year, however, which is always helpful.

My weight

At the start of this year, I weighed in at 64kg, I now weigh in at 65kg. I think that this is going to be my weight from now on, so I’ve become more relaxed about my calorie intake, and not using myFitnessPal as accurately as I should.

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 talk about my daily routine 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