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.

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