Yes, let us evaluate MY BRAIN

Ugh.

That’s right, today is the day that I had to have that thing done to my brain again.

You know, that one test…

No, the other one…

Well, that thing I typed about doing? Ya know? Doing one of those… Neuropsychological Evaluations.

Ugh. Been there, done that…. this is number three

THAT is not the MOST ENJOYABLE thing in the world, but doing the 2nd or 3rd… is better than the 1st time! A couple of hours is better than all day.

“OK OK OK….. Self, stop the complaining and start the explaining to the readers as to what happened.”

The whole thing started when I arrive into the “small testing room” and sit across from the testing lady with the testing table between us. (This seems sooo very familiar to me. As if I actually remember doing this before.) The tough testing lady starts to thoroughly test the item between the ears in my head. Test, after test, after test, after… It goes on and on. The BRAIN between my ears is asking…

“WHY ME? WHY AM I BEING QUESTIONED SO MUCH???”

But then…. that Brain starts to recognize something. This is the EXACT SAME test as was given to me last year at this time. Also the SAME one as was given when I FIRST STARTED all this testing of my brain before surgery. I can remember THAT! It’s that LONG TERM MEMORY that my brain hasn’t many problems with. I can remember the correct answers from then! Ah-ha! (Funny, but true.)

Ah… This wasn’t the truth with everything. I don’t need to type about those… But, there was one that I did remember the “trick” I came up with to remember the answers. Am I sharing anymore about this with anyone? Uh, no…. Well…. Still able to count with unmovable fingers. Fingers I have to put atop the table into a fist, just to show that I am not using them…. physically. You just figure out the rest I did with my eyes closed….. 😉

ENTIRE SCORE? Uh…. I’ll have that later on when I get it. But, as they informed me, it’s better than last year.

That’s all that matters.

Ah… Visit the Psychologist guy

No… not that Psych lady here in town (those are only on Monday), but today was Psychologist guy at the hospital (Thursday). You know, the Psychologist guy I’ve been seeing every 3 months.

“How are you doing, Darren?”

“Good. I’m feeling better and better all the time since the surgery.”

“You are SOUNDING GREAT since the surgery!”

La Da…. So, all is better.

This guy also had a “story” for ME.

“You are getting a new Psychologist. I’m, uh, not going to be around here any more after a month. Sooo, you’ll just get a new Psychologist to meet with you here.”

“Uh, okay. That’s cool.”

Handing me to someone else? That’s fine. Told me the name and everything too. Now I’ll be seeing someone new and have too much fun again. 😉