Saw the Neuropsychologist for testing this morning. Just as I’ve previously explained about this tests I’ve taken, this one was… well… very close to the others. I recognized this as being the same as testing that I’ve done before.
The counting is easy to do… when I use my special way of counting numbers/letters that are spoken to me. “…put your fingers on the table and DON’T move them….”
(sure…. Don’t need to move fingers to count with them…)
Then there was the one about having a large story read to me, and describe what the whole thing was about back to her. The problem with that one is… that thing called: short-term memory. She would tell a long story, but I wouldn’t be able to remember much about what was just told to me.
Maybe I just didn’t enjoy the stories? Maybe? I’ve heard better….
Ah! There was this last one that I did and it was just too easy for me. Had four cards laid on the table in front of me with each card having a picture on it.
Square. Circle. Star. Triangle.
Each card has one a different number of shapes (3 squares or 2 triangles or 4 circles…. you understand.) The shapes on the card were one of the four colors.
Basically, she said “start”. Then, I took a card from the pile next to me and I had to decide if we were matching numbers, shapes or colors. I’d lay one down below one of the cards shown and she would say “yes” or “no”. After one or two cards that I laid down, I had it figured out. Then she said “change” and I would have to find a different way to match the cards. SHAPE or COLOR or NUMBER of images shown.
Heck, that last one was WAY too easy for me. The others…. not so much.
On Tuesday, I was typing that I need to listen to a new book. Today is Thursday and need to listen to ANOTHER new book. Never before have I enjoyed a book so much that I did 256 pages in 3 days. No problem listening to 6 hours while sitting on my front porch with my drink (in my “non-shaky left-hand”) and enjoying the weather, eh?
Laughing At My Nightmare — by Shane Burcaw
Wow. This guy has been through allot in his life, and has made it as far as he has without giving up. Good for him!
He’s got one hell of a story for himself and he’s been through many surgeries. He always stated that his surgeries were the SECOND worst ones to get. Which surgery would be the worst, to him?
“THANK GOD I do not need a BRAIN SURGERY.”
Now, that was funny. Maybe just to me, but that was damn funny. 😉
He’s been through AND still going through allot, health-wise. But LIVING FULLY with what he has is obviously what he needs and gets to do.
Go for it, Shane!
…one more thing, I was just looking around and I found his web site. Laughing At My Nightmare.
My Brain: <yawn> I did not sleep well last night.
A Different Part of My Brain: Why not?
My Brain: I don’t know…. I forget….
Got up this morning and had something on my list that I needed to do… Monday…
What do I do on Mondays….? …uh…oh, I gotta go see my Psych Lady.
Mmmmmm…. oh, yeah.
Psych Lady: OK! Today we are going to go to “blah blah blah” to eat. (I don’t remember what she said)
Already-thought-about-the-subject Self: I believe we should go to that Smashburger and eat inside of THEIR building, just like we did last time.
Psych Lady: Uh… ugh. I am not appreciative to enjoy Smashburger, but I guess I can lower my expectations and allow you to make the decision because you are the master in command.
Happy-for-the-understanding Self: Yes. And you know the directions to the location. Lets go.
Climbed into the vehicle… Eeeeeerrrrrrrr……. Skidded away and around the corner from the beginning location. We arrived successfully at SMASHBURGER. Hmmm…
So, we ordered… And talked… And spoke… And ate… And drank… And…. na, that’s about it.
I’m pretty sure, but maybe not 100% sure, that I’ve posted on here about the Evaluation I’m having.
Yes. One of those Neuropsychological Evaluation things. Had one of those things last year. Now, to compare, I will do it again in a couple of weeks.
What do I personally think? I think I’ve gotten “better in the brain” since then. We’ll have to just wait and see…