The doctor's visit didn't supply a lot of hard data on the subject of my currently feeling shite, although it seems that my situation is likely the combination of a couple of things. A bad sinus infection was confirmed (as I suspected) and a mystery 'virus' assumed. The virus seems have almost worked its way out of my system, and I'm not getting the degree of overheated and achey feelings that I was getting. The sinus infection though is a real corker, and is still making me feel like crap. I've started treatment for it so fortunately my future (and yours) should blessedly contain few "I feel like shite" entries.
A couple of kind souls suggested trying to cut out wheat from my diet, to see if that makes a difference. This sounds hard but not impossible. I'm actually thinking it would be an interesting challenge, I mean so long as I still get to eat (modified) pasta and pizza every now and then, I'm in. Plus Gluten Free is so hot right now! Oh, and as Morgan said in an email; exercise, exercise, exercise. I will admit to being a tad less enthusiastic about that one at present... I know, I KNOW. Suck it up and get moving.
I've decided to cancel my plan to go to the big cocktail party my friends in Canberra are throwing this weekend. It's disappointing, as it's a great event held every year, but I don't feel like pushing it to do the 3 hours of travel each way. Plus any crash space alternatives would add a layer of cat allergy over my current sinus issues, or entail the expense of a hotel. I just don't feel like being away from the comfort of my own bed at present, and the late night and excess of a cocktail party is probably best avoided.
See, see how much of a grown up I can be sometimes! Sometimes.
What that does do is free up my weekend. So long as I feel a bit better, I should be free to head to the Newtown Festival and catch up with the lovely folk of the Newtown Flickrazzi. One of the things I'm looking forward to at the Festival is the Writers' Tent. Specifically the session of getting published. I know, I'd have to actually write something vaguely book-like in order to get said book-like object published... but I can dream, can't I?