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07:48 pm: Two Difficult Days

Yesterday I had the neuropsychiatric test. It was supposed to be 4.5 hours, but turned out to be 5.5. This is because the post-doc who did the test (after I was interviewed by the doctor) had a little boy, too, and planned to alternate the parts she had to do with us. I'd work on something myself and at that time she'd be with the boy,etc. That didn't work very well as expected because I finished my own stuff very fast and the boy did his very slow. Plus, not only did I sit up straight that long, but there were no kneeholes. I had to keep writing and drawing with my legs turned against the side of the desk. (When they call to give me the results, I'll complain about that.) I took my Agatha tote bag with a lot of stuff, and all of *that* turned out to be good.

I was so exhausted and in pain last night that I just posted here and put in refills for two meds. I watched TV and started having pain when I peed. Yes, it got worse during the night, so after I fed the cats this morning, I called the advice nurse. I answered her questions and she said she'd call me back. She did, and the doctor she checked with wanted my primary to decide if she (the primary) should see me or deal with it on the phone, and someone would call me. The nurse for the doctors on the other side called me and said I should come in, give a specimen, and wait for the results.

After about 20 minutes of waiting, that nurse came out and told me I had antibiotics waiting at the pharmacy and when she said "the specimen was positive," she made an ugly face. LOL So I went to the pharmacy and there were 15 people in line. I sat inside until the line got down to five (some folks came in while others got to the counters), I got in line. The antibiotic was waiting for me, and I just took the first one.

Junie's been playing with her Bluebird regularly, but the really funny and difficult part is that last night and the night before, she wanted me to throw it and she'd bring it back to me on the bed. When I told her I'd have to read for a while, she'd pout!

I'll put up some news tomorrow.

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From:mjlayman
Date:February 17th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
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It turns out I've done a lot of this before, when places wanted my IQ tested. WAIS III The problem is that I can tell it wasn't as good as before. That will be the stroke in 2009.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 18th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
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My home is always set up for help. I get exhausted too often. Although when I got home today from getting next week's money, Loki was in the recliner. He got off, but I pulled him up into my lap and he was scared and then got off.
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Date:February 18th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
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I am so sorry the neuropsychiatric test took so long and left you exhausted. That was very obviously not well planned and I am sure it would have left just about anybody exhausted. I agree, you should complain when you talk to them about the results.
Also sorry about the urinary tract infection. Let's hope the antibiotics clear that up in now time.
Hopefully, you'll get to rest up a bit now.
Take good care,
Doris
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 18th, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC)
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My neuropysch clinic team was fabulous! They warned me I would be tired and worn out by the time we were done, advised me to rest up (since we wanted to measure my new "peak performance" post disability) and to have my home ready for an exhaustion collapse of several days to a full week. Boy howdy, were they ever right about that!!
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 18th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
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My guess is that the group expected my neurologist to tell me, and she thought they would.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 19th, 2011 10:49 am (UTC)
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Well, yeah; if one's physicians and specialists aren't going to tell one the truth and/or assist one in preparing, well, I dunno just what to think about that yet... Guess I've always been lucky even in disability.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 20th, 2011 09:15 pm (UTC)
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The behaviour group isn't part of Kaiser, so they and Kaiser may not have been used to how to handle it.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 18th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
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The antibiotics are working and I just have bookgroup tomorrow, which shouldn't be a problem. Thanks!
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 20th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I guessed that. Thanks!
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