I have been - indisposed for a while. Like five years. a combination of beta blockers, and a long-running (as in years) sinus infection, which went acute just over a year ago, and has been reluctant to be controlled. Wind forward to about ten weeks ago, when I was REALLY sick, GP gave green light to my suggestion of long-term therapeutic dose of doxycline, which I've had before, tolerate well, and it works.

Beta blockers have been in my past since February, and ten weeks into the doxycline - WHOA. I haven't been able to taste for weeks and weeks, and that even includes birdseye chillis. Previous couple of days, the hot mustard I have in my lunches has come over as - maybe I'm don't need half a jar per slice anymore. It actually appears to be a bit hot. Last night I COULD NEARLY TASTE MY DINNER. But this pales into comparison...

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...because, after five years of zero creativity, zero motivation, and the biggest stack of unread books. My spark has returned. Like in the last couple of days. I'm now back where I left off, aged 46. So now I need to get my body back to 47, which is doable, done it before.

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