Kaushal wound up his business as it required him to travel, which he could not cope with. The plane seats felt small and uncomfortable as they were not able to accommodate his large frame. A simple trip got complicated for Kaushal as he struggled with questions like how much would he be required to walk? How many steps would he have to take? Would an elevator be available? He then started to look for other business opportunities as he was confined to his room. Following up with debtors and recovering money for his friend was one of the tasks he took up to earn a livelihood. 2007 and 2008 marked the toughest years for Kaushal as he stayed in his room with all the curtains drawn and simply stayed put. He partnered with a friend and worked from home while his friends and family constantly ensured that he did not spiral out of control.
After consulting a host of doctors and minimal results Kaushal came in contact with Dr.Muffazal Lakdawala who advised him to go for the advanced surgery that would reduce his weight and lessen the risk of complications that could arise given his condition. The surgery would reduce the size of his stomach to 15% of its original size by the surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach. He went in for the surgery in February 2009 when his weight was almost 250 kilos. Post surgery his weight dropped to 192 kilos and he now ventures out of his room. He has now pulled back the curtains of his room and started going for an obesity support group, all thanks to the timely advice of Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala.