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 My coworkers probably think I've been replaced by an incompetent robot with faulty programming.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!