For many years now I have been doing a morning routine of exercises to help with a vestibular issue, sciatica, and spinal stenosis. I also have a set of hand weights that I use to strengthen my upper body. This is a quick routine, taking no more than 10 minutes, and I am faithful to do it as it has been a huge help in all those areas where I was lacking. Until the grandchildren came for six days.
I was so busy taking care of their needs that I neglected this short morning routine. By the time the grandchildren were back with their parents, my sloth was evident. I was waking in the night with my left fingers all tingly, the effects of the flattening spinal cord in my neck. I wasn’t stretching it enough and the nerves were pinching. It’s taken about two weeks to get everything back to where it was before the grandchildren arrived.
Lesson learned: in six days one can deteriorate.