Amar Singh’s 3rd Birthday

This weekend me, Arjan and Narayan drove down to Albuquerque to celebrate Amar Singh’s 3rd birthday and have some relax time. Amar’s parents, Sat Bachan Kaur and Sat Kartar Singh are our good friends and we love to visit with them. We had a great time at the party and then stayed with them for the weekend.

It was great to get away for a couple of days and just have some fun away from our normal environment. I even kept off the computer which is a good thing for me right now. Because of all the blogging (and normal SikhNet work during the day) I am on the computer much more than is normal (too put it lightly). Arjan got on my case pretty bad recently about being on the computer so much. It’s hard finding the right balance. I love this work and see so many positive things, but always struggle with finding enough hours in the day to do it all.

I have been having some physical problems with my knees hurting quite a bit from the pressure on my bottom from all the hours sitting (cutting off circulation). Without going into details…it’s hard lately for me to sit so am trying to get different treatments to help….and maybe a different type of chair. Our bodies can only take so much abuse…and it is just doing it’s thing to warn me. I am pretty knowledgeable in regards to ergonomics and computer related injuries since I had gotten carpal tunnel syndrome in my earlier SikhNet days…but was able to overcome that. I now quite frequently give advice to other computer users to avoid similar problems, however this is a new thing which I have never heard of and caught me by surprise. Anyways…I have gone way off the topic from Amar’s Birthday Party….I just pray that Guruji heals and guides me again so that I can continue to do this work with as much energy as possible (in a balanced way that I can sustain).

6 Responses to “Amar Singh’s 3rd Birthday”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Bhai Sahibji,
    Please take care of yourself. Your sewa for the community is invalueble. If you need something let us know.

  2. EmilyB says:

    This is timely — there’s an interview in the latest issue of Eating Well magazine with a researcher at the Mayo Clinic who studies some of the ailments our chair- and desk-bound lives make us prone to. I don’t know whether the approach he proposes would be right for you, but you might find the article interesting.

    And I’m very sorry to hear you’re having knee problems. I spent a couple of months almost immobilized with back pain, and it’s amazing the way that the pain begins to color every aspect of one’s life. :-(

  3. Anonymous says:

    On behalf of the sangat of Houston, Texas, I humbly thank you for all the work you do promoting Sikhi and the Name of Vaheguru across the globe.

    You are the Divine Light of the Khalsa; may you forever shine in the glow of His Name.

    GurFateh ji

    ~Tanu Kaur

  4. Anonymous says:

    Bhai Sahibji,

    I am an orthopedic surgeon and feel that your pain is due to patellofemoral syndrome, or pressure from the kneecap onto the thigh bone. This is exacerbated by deep knee bends, squats, prolonged sitting with the knee at 90 degrees and thus people get it going up and down stairs and by sitting at the movies or in an airplane. I doubt it has anything to do with your cirulation. I would recommend you sit with your knees straight and not bend under your chair and do some exercises for this syndrome that can be easily found on the web. Hope that helps. Keep up your good work.

  5. Anonymous says:

    SSA,I know what the above anonymous said is right since I am a Doctor too, and we would like you to take care of yourself, Besides that you need some healing massages with the belief in the heart that you will get better, May GOD HEAL you.

  6. Thank you for the advice. I will check more into that. I feel like it is from the pressure of my thighs pressing hard on my chair and knees bent. I feel more of burning sensation in the knees and it is harder for me to sit cross legged, on my heels, or in a chair. Running and doing excercise seems to make me overall feel better.

    I know bottom line I need to get out and excercise more and reduce the time on the computer. My once a week playing hard at Ultimate Frisbee isn’t enough with the number of hours that I spend on the computer.

    This blog is healthy for others…but keeps me on the computer. That’s my dilema.