So I didn’t make it along to speak at the DeepRacer meetup as I was feeling pretty awful. Awful enough that I ended up sending myself off to A&E on Thursday morning.
Unfortunately later that day I was diagnosed with a bowel tumour which had completely blocked everything up and had to have emergency surgery on Friday.
Tests have now come back confirming that it is indeed cancer, and I am now scheduled for more surgery in a couple of weeks.
Unfortunately this is also about a week before re:Invent 2019 so I am no longer able to attend as it will be 6-8 weeks before I can fly long-haul again.
Absolutely gutted I was really looking forward to both speaking and competing in the 2019 DeepRacer finals.
TonyJ and Rick Fish will both be attending from Jigsaw.XYZ so hopefully they’ll do the team proud.
Big thanks to everyone at AWS for being so supportive during this difficult time. I’ll definitely be back next season for sure!