Saturday, August 26, 2006

ghost in a broken machine

The title of this post is with courtesy to Solarider, Gilbert Ryle and Renè Descartes (what an impressive list! speaking of name dropping)
Actually the title would be more accurate: "A simple mind in a broken machine". A simple mind refers to my ...eeeuuuh simple mind. And the broken machine to my poor body, that is refusing to heal.
After the spring finger operation (still seeing my kineatherapist several times a week), i am now suffering of carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist).
For the moment being i had a cortisone injection, but it will turn out to a new operation (once my rheumatologist is back from his congress).
And next...? probably i will enjoy a tennis elbow, then something with my shoulder and then finally they will do something about my brain!:-)
Can't wait for this last operation.... :-)

It is all in His hands...His play is mysterious. What is He trying to say?

Sadho eh tan mithiya jano

Guru Tegh Bahadur

This body is a lie, O Seers,
The spirit of God within the only truth.
Why do you wallow in sweet illusions,
Why are you attached to worldly possessions
When nothing will go with thee?
Put away all thoughts of praise or blame,
And fix your mind on His glory.
In every heart dwells the Perfect One,
Says Nanak, know him as the Lord.


Blogger ss said...

"with courtesy to Solarider, Gilbert Ryle and Renè Descartes"

I think you can drop my name from that list :-)

Lots to catch up on here - some great pics and cute baby :-)

Catch up with you soon.

Sunday, August 27, 2006 10:14:00 PM  
Blogger manpreet kaur said...


sooooooo glad to hear from you, ss!
Hope you are fine!

your name is just fine in that have no idea what great ideas you gave to the world.
like eeuuh...bokeh, spin a story, punjabi food, being funny, being thia dear, being humble, being sikh in this world, being you...
and so many other things, now that gives Ryle and Descartes something to think about...

Monday, August 28, 2006 9:17:00 AM  
Blogger ss said...

I'm good thanks - just had a lot on (still will have for a while - but hoping to restore some normality) - will be away for a bit from the end of this week - otherwise - trying to catch up.

How's the arm doing?

Monday, August 28, 2006 8:28:00 PM  
Blogger manpreet kaur said...

Hey, wish you a nice trip! back over the big water?
enjoy there and come back relaxed and strong.

wrist is rubbish (and painful), just like the rest of my body. but i can imagine there are things worse, so i try to stay in chardi kalaa (notice: i try!)
Have a nice holiday, bhaji!

Monday, August 28, 2006 9:59:00 PM  
Blogger ss said...

Hunjee - back over the water. Gone Friday - back in a week. No relaxing :-(

Is there any moer that can be done for your wrist?

Thursday, August 31, 2006 1:00:00 AM  
Anonymous satvinder said...

carpal tunnel? bhenji is that a swelling of the vessels in your wrist? My father in law went through something similar - he was diagnosed with polymialgia which is different but has similar symptoms inflamation of nerves etc. I'll try and get some info from him about home treatments - stuff you can use to help relieve symptoms temporarily / side treatment. I'm seeing them over the w/e. Will try to remember.

Take care sweet bhenji.

Thursday, August 31, 2006 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous satvinder said...

'kay bhenji, I have three recommendations and they all offer only temporary relief from inflamation.

* tonic water with qunnine
* cinnamon [in your tea / millk]
* cammomile tea

apparently it takes a while for these things to take effect and need to use over a prolonged period. Hope this is of some use.

night night (",)

Saturday, September 02, 2006 11:58:00 PM  
Blogger manpreet kaur said...


Thank you, dear sister, i am going to try these remedies for sure. Even when they don't give a permanent solution, at least they give (hopefully) some delay on the operation.
So right away i am going to make some hot milk with cinnamon.
Thank you for the tips!!!!
Hope your weekend was nice...

Sunday, September 03, 2006 8:04:00 PM  
Anonymous satvinder said...

I don't know how effective they will be but it's just stuff that dad was using on the side.

lots of hugs.

Monday, September 04, 2006 6:15:00 PM  
Blogger manpreet kaur said...

Hey... and the hugs are the best medicine!
Thank you again, bhenji!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006 10:15:00 PM  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear that relief has not been a friend. Carpal Tunnel syndrome...maybe you should not be spending much time online! I dunno what helps (except the hugs and teas)...but you'll be in my prayers...wishing you good health and chardi kala!

Please give rest to your fingers, wrist and arm :)

(lots of tight hugs ;))

Tuesday, September 05, 2006 10:23:00 PM  
Blogger manpreet kaur said...

it is painful blogger syndrome hahaha...
i try to reduce working on computer, but...
the road to hell is paid with good intentions...

thank you for the prayers!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006 12:22:00 AM  

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