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The Crunchies … & Personal Update

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Om At The Crunchies Photo By Duncan RileyThis past Friday, I made my first public appearance since my health problems, at the Crunchies.

I spent nearly two hours at the event (with doctor’s blessings) and it was well worth it. Sure I was tired by the end of it, but it was great to feel the good karma from all the people who were in attendance. Your blessings and prayers have worked their magic. While it is unlikely that I am going to be back working at full steam for near foreseeable future, it is time to start thinking about some lite-work, such as replying to emails, and perhaps an occasional blog post.

On another note, I am grateful that the Crunchies team decided to donate a portion of ticket sales to American Heart Association. If you would like to support the AHA, you can do so by contributing here. You can also support by contributing to the UCSF, the hospital whose doctors worked tirelessly to get me back on my feet.

More importantly, I hope you don’t make the mistakes I made — unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise and vices such as smoking. With few lifestyle changes, heart related problems can be prevented. Do yourself a favor — go to the doctor and get yourself checked.

Photo by Duncan Riley via Flickr.

51 Responses to “The Crunchies … & Personal Update”

  1. Hi Om:

    What words of advice or warning would you have listened to BEFORE your heart attack? If you were to choose words of advice or warning that you’d have heeded yourself, re “unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise and vices such as smoking” what would they have been?

    If there are such words, maybe we can put them out there so it doesn’t take a big wake up call to shock someone into action along these lines…

  2. anonymous

    Watch the portion size in saturated fat laden Indian food. Its the number one cause for heart problems. Sure Indian food is the tastiest among ethnic food but it is a silent killer.

    The number of by-pass surgeries performed by Indian doctors in India is staggering. Heart disease is a epidemic in India.

    Eat well, rest well, exercise. Delegate and learn to say NO to non-essentials. Life will be peaceful and balanced.

    Make this the top priority in 2008.

  3. Welcome back Om. Great to have you back. No offense to the rest of your team – they’ve done a great job in your absence, but it hasn’t been the same without you.
    Take it easy. We certainly hope you continue to make progress with your health.
    Cheers Om!

  4. Xavier Casanova

    Not that it should be the goal here (your health goes first) – but your findings would make great content for FoundRead. This is like a wake up call for us all.

  5. Hi Om!!
    I’m very happy to see you back again. You need to be completly recovery in order to visit my country in late march: URUGUAY!!
    We are very excited waiting for your visit and we want to share ideas with you

    See you soon,

    Manuel Cicarello.

  6. Thanks guys. I think the big realization as Don Jones so nicely put it – “life is a marathon, not a sprint.”

    It is going to be the guiding principal going forward. I am working on putting together a more coherent and manageable and healthier life-schedule in place for the future, taking the time to smell the roses.