Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Update

I said in my last post "I have returned." Yeah... well, perhaps not. I thought I was feeling better after having been ill, but it turned out to be just a brief respite.

I haven't felt well for the last couple of months. A few days ago was my fourth doctor visit. I received a third diagnosis and a prescription for a fourth treatment. I'm moderately optimistic that the diagnosis is correct this time. The first diagnosis was an infection for which I was prescribed antibiotics. I was skeptical because I very rarely need antibiotics (maybe twice in the last 10 years). The second diagnosis was an allergic reaction. I was skeptical because I've never had allergies of any type. The third - and hopefully final! - diagnosis makes sense to me, though the doctor seemed skeptical. Heh.

The main problem has been sleep disturbance. I'm sleep-deprived, and I feel lethargic most of the time. My brain has been so sluggish, even routine thinking has been a challenge. My coworkers probably think I've been replaced by an incompetent robot with faulty programming.

Due to the insomnia, I've been doing a lot of late-night web surfing. Coincidentally, I was struck with my roughly twice-yearly urge to go shopping. Throw in the poor decision-making skills of a sluggish mind, and the inevitable end result was frivolous spending.

I'm not upset, though, because honestly, it's about time I did some frivolous spending. :P  I routinely set aside some "fun money" from every paycheck... but I rarely spend it because I'm too practical and frugal.

So now I am looking forward to the arrival of eyeglasses, jewelry, and a few other goodies. :)

Completely unrelated to my shopping spree (I made the appointment two months ago), I'm also looking forward to visiting my hair stylist Friday. She is going to add some purple to my hair and, if I'm brave enough, maybe give me a slightly different hair style.

And I have slept progressively better the last two nights, so maybe I will be feeling well enough to actually enjoy all these new things!

15 comments:

  1. I hope this diagnosis gives you some relief and sleep!!! We all miss you in the blogsphere, but understand you need to take care of yourself!!!! <3

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  2. Sorry to hear you're not doing well, I hope you presents to yourself cheer you up a little.

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  3. I'm sad to hear that you're still not doing well. Hopefully, despite the skepticism of the dr., this diagnosis is correct and you will start treatment that will have you feeling much better. I hope the dogs are doing well too. Feel better soon and enjoy your frivolous gifts to yourself!

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    1. Thank you. The dogs are doing well. Luckily they're flexible with sleep schedules.

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  4. I keep my fingers crossed that you will feel better soon! Maybe the insomnia is a way of your subconscious to do something for you?

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    1. Thank you. Insomnia is an unusual thing for me. Usually I have the problem of sleeping too much.

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  5. It's great to hear from you hun. Wishing you all the best and hopefully you can get assistance with your sleeping issues. There nothing worse than sleeping deprivation. Insomniac nights spend trailing the internet. You've worked hard for your money why not go a little a bit frivolous Enjoy.

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    1. Thank you. Sleep deprivation is the worst!
      I really do need more frivolity in my life. :)

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  6. I hope everything gets better!

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  7. Oh Bane, I hope that you start feeling better soon! You're too awesome of a person to have to suffer like this. Splurging on oneself is good ... it's healthy. Sending love.

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  8. I was starting to worry, haven't heard from you in quite a while! I'm sorry that you have been ill, but glad that (hopefully) you've got a correct diagnosis this time. Enjoy your gifts to yourself, you deserve them! :-)

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