In 2004 I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). I wore a wrist brace every night for about a week and the condition went away. However every three or four weeks my hand would randomly spasm I had to wear the brace for a few days to fix it again. Once I began taking the vitamin D, the spasms became less frequent and eventually stopped altogether. At the time I assumed that the CTS had cleared by itself.
In February 2017 the sky was heavily overcast for about a week. I started waking up to the residual light shows from my dream. I assumed it was because of stress. One time my hand went into a spasm like when I had CTS. I had lightly knocked my elbow two weeks previously so I thought maybe I had bruised a nerve, although it seemed an unlikely explanantion given the interval. Then there were a few days of thick fog such that it was like twilight at midday. I went to make a cup of instant coffee and almost put the coffee powder in the kettle. This was unusual so it sounded an alarm in my head. The next day just before the end of work I was preparing some booklets for shrink wrapping. The booklets were in blocks of fifty, half one way and the other half rotated 180° to compensate for the thicker stapled edge. The blocks were then supposed to be stacked alternately at 0° and 90°.
I began stacking the blocks but after I had stacked about eight, the tower was leaning towards me. If I had added any more blocks it would have toppled over. I could not see why this was happening so to solve the problem I restacked the blocks at 0°, 90°, 180° and 270° even though I knew this not as it should be. I realised my vitamin D was low so I made a mental note to take a tablet as soon as I got home. Once home, I was oblivious to what had happened. I went to make a cup of coffee and this time I actually put the coffee powder in the kettle. I took another tablet right away.
The next day I saw straight away that I had stacked blocks of just twenty-five booklets which were therefore wedge shaped. The far left corner of the stack became taller then near right causing it to lean. The fog had cleared that day and I had no more problems.
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