An early morning check-up...what the Dr. calls a follow-up. Don't really remember what was wrong last month that he said, come back in a month. So there's this little skin tag on the bridge of my nose. It had grown again after he froze it off a couple of months ago. This time he says, let's cut it off. So there I am on the table with bright light and he uses alcohol to clean around it. Then a prick and a sting of the numbing medicine. And then in let's say 2 minutes he's done and put a bandaid on it.
Then off I go to lunch. I ask a friend from Florida what skin care she uses against the sun. I've not been doing much of anything this summer, and not really being outside in sun much. But I'm thinking I should do more since I'll be traveling next week, and maybe get more sunshine. So I plan to buy some sunblocking skin cream.
I find everyone I talked with at lunch had a story of skin problems, some of which were cancer. So I am not going to be alone if this is what I'm dealing with. I go home from a mediocre lunch, but the price was right.
Then wham, I am not very interested in doing what needs to be done this afternoon. I am not coughing, which usually leads to a need to nap...or at least rest a while. But I lie down, read a while, and the next thing I know I've dosed for half an hour...then wake only to fall back asleep. I took some Tylenol in case I had the usual reaction to "numbing" medications wearing off and giving a residual pain. It hasn't happened (pain) but oh was I out of it there for a while. Then I wasn't. I got up, and looked at my project for this afternoon. I keep putting it off. Oh well.
At least I'm still alive. I am able to make choices still.
Now I want to have some emotions. I often have anxiety. I sometimes feel sad. But when was the last time I felt joy? Ha. That's a good goal. Chasing joy.