MrSikhNet Blogging Status and My Wrists

I have received the occasional comment or email asking why I am not posting much on MrSikhNet (like the good ‘ol days). I love posting and sharing things through MrSikhNet.com so it is definitely not from a lack of interest. It is however a hobby that takes a significant amount of time!

Over the past year I have had more demands on my time as a parent (with two kids now!) and work at SikhNet. The amount of time I spend on the computer has taken a toll on my body and I am constantly doing my best to take care of my body yet do this work.

Lately my wrists have been hurting a lot and are very inflamed due to too much time on the computer. In recent years my body has been able to recover from minor occurrences of wrist pain/inflammation by taking the weekend off the computer, and by Monday things are better. However sometimes my wrists don’t "bounce back" and the inflammation is more acute. That’s where I’m at right now.  This is nothing new since I have had to deal with this type of thing since the early SikhNet days, but right now it is one of the times where things are hanging around.  I was overly ambitious that my roughly three week vacation would have done the job, but it appears to be something that is more rooted and just resting isn’t going to do the job.

Anyways, I’m not posting this to get attention, but just to let you know why I haven’t been able to post much on MrSikhNet.com. This weekend I had some great thoughts that I wanted to write about, but couldn’t go on the computer. I was trying to think of other ways to do it, like using voice recognition, but I would still need to edit heavily since it doesn’t just flow continuously for me.

In the mean time I’m getting various treatments to help heal my wrists and doing my best to still cover the work at SikhNet without hurting my wrists too much. I think it’s just God’s way of telling me to get more help at SikhNet and not try to do everything. I can’t help it sometimes because there is so much need and feel the responsibility that has been placed with me. I definitely can use some help! However, hired help requires regular funding, and volunteer help requires committed people who are willing and actually follow through with, spend time on projects on a regular basis. 

Anyways, with prayers and Guru’s blessing all that is needed will come forth and I’ll find the balance in my life and body so that I can do all that I am supposed to do.

13 Responses to “MrSikhNet Blogging Status and My Wrists”

  1. micki says:

    B less you and please take care of your wrists! A few years ago my husband had such bad inflammation from working on the computer that both his hands and upper arms were put in casts.
    It is only fitting that you should take care of yourself so as to be able to be of service to God and everyone.
    blessings!

  2. navroop singh says:

    sat sri akal ji
    great work and effort in building this website Gurumustak singhji
    my advice re wrist pain
    u might have developed Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
    plz check with ur GP as all the signs idicate the seroiusness
    i wish its nothing like that
    just inflamation
    but better to be safe

    thanks

    guru rakha sabhni thaeen

  3. Hi Gurumustuk,

    I have spoken to Dr Savi at Knowledge Hemispheres and we are happy to help for free. It will be useful to have scheduled work so that I can relieve you some of your tasks.

  4. jeet72 says:

    dear gurmustak ji , our prayers and blessings are always with you , may waheguru bless you good health so you can do this great sewa for the sikh community as guru ji wants you to do

  5. Gurjeet Singh says:

    come on … take a break from making them big stacks of paranthas … just kidding. Take care.

  6. Siri Datar says:

    Sat nam ji.
    I guess this is a clear sign that you need to rest. Everybody will understand that, as all the grateful readers surely only want your best!  I´m sure you´ll find people that are willing to help you with your work.
    With best wishes from Finland!

  7. Dr Sandeep Singh says:

    Dear Gurmustak singhji, looks like you have developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
    I’ll suggest that you apply cold packs on painfull area. shall give you good relief.

  8. Kanwar Singh says:

    Hi Gurumustuk,
    I’ve been dealing with similar issues.  You probably already know these tips but one of the critical things with preserving your wrists is to set up your work station so that if you draw a line from the top  your shoulders to the tips of your fingers as you are typing, you have a 90 degree bend at the elbows.  You really want to keep as straight a line from your elbow to your finger tips.  Raise your screen so that it is directly in front of your eyes.  This helps your neck and upper back.  I have two monitors sitting on stacks of books.  An ergonomic mouse is also a big help and apparently a ball mouse is even better if you can adjust to that.  Finally, for your lower back, get a chair that allows the back rest to tilt back independently of the seat.  This lets you to stretch your lower back out and stops it locking up from inactivity and slouching.  I found a good one at IKEA called the ‘jerrik.’
    My wife took an ergonomics course at work and these tips she gave me have helped a lot since I spend about 10 -12 hours of the day on the computer.

  9. WAHEGURU JI KAA KHAALSAA WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH

    i can help if you need me you just need to outsource it to me through mail etc i will do the rest atleast editing etc me a volunteer i don’t earn through sikhi websites, however here is an advice that you can use google search instead of or with  usual k2 search of type and wait.
    google search would help cover some of the costs that  mrsikhnet has to pay

    WAHEGURU JI KAA KHAALSAA WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH

  10. WAHEGURU JI KAA KHAALSAA WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH

    drink ginger boiled tea, milk etc if the inflammation is due to severe cold you would get better otherwise it might take time
    i experience it a lot during winters my hands’ fingers and feet’s toes swell up its because blood becomes thick due to freezing and its motion or say flow reduces in the capillaries, because these are very small in diameter, thread like. so these tend to grow themselves, natural phenomenon  for existence or the part will die due to non availability of blood, oxygen etc.
    so that growth in diameter of capillaries is inflammation

    now what does ginger does its a natural blood thinner so it help ease the flow through those capillaries so the inflammation reduces.
    i have been using ginger in my tea during winters now the inflammation is not that severe as it used to be when i was younger

    try it out natural and effective

    WAHEGURU JI KAA KHAALSAA WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH

  11. Navpreet Kaur says:

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
    Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

    You should try glucosamine  and chondroitin for joints and cartilidge. It helped me and my wrists and knees since I am usually sitting down or standing in one spot studying or working.  I couldn’t even run for long because of my knees, but this really helps strenghthen them and you can get them at a local pharmacy.

  12. Kuldip Kaur says:

    Veerji,
    May Vaheguru Ji grant eternal strength to your wrists and body.  Your Website is so inspirational.  A few years back too much computer use at work meant I suffered from such pain in my right hand, wrist and arm, that it become difficult to even lift a pan or push open a door.  I had all the gagets such as the wrist rests at work but having had successful acupunture for allergies which meant no medication even in the height of the hayfever season, I tried it for my arm and it worked wonders.  All the best.   

  13. Veerji,

    Best of care with your health. I know how you feel, a good voice recognition application might be the next step. Include that with a good quality headset and I think you will be making the right decision.

    Take care ji,

    Gur Fateh!
    – Gagandeep Singh