I just want to say thanks to everyone who said positive things today and yesterday, they did really help. I've made an appointment to go back to the docs on monday, which is only about a week after he suggested I come back anyway. I've taken today off work because I have a stinking cold, but may well take tomorrow off as well and hope that the break improves my mood enough that I can actually begin to address the problems there and do something about it next week (although I've been saying that for a couple of weeks now, I must be careful not to continue procrasting indefinitely).
I had a really lovely evening with Jan last night, which did an awful lot to make me feel better. Mmmm nice. *ahem*. And I do know that Richard loves me even when I'm crap and pathetic, I just have little bad patches sometimes.