Saturday, October 17, 2020
I’ve been pushing and prodding the staff at the brain rehab center to get my paperwork done so that I can get started on my cognitive therapy. It has been exactly one month since my neurologist sent in copies of my records. Late Thursday, I got a call from the case coordinator. My chart has finally been sent to the brain center doctor who evaluates further testing targeting specific areas of weakness. This doctor will evaluate my records and select specific specialized testing for me. After that testing is complete, the results will be sent back to my neurologist. I meet with the neurologist in mid November. The doctor at the brain center will then set up therapy tailored to my own personal needs. I had no idea how intricate, precise and complex this would be. It now makes sense to me that all the “i’s must be dotted and the t’s crossed” due to the delicate workings of the brain. As a former educator, I am finding this fascinating and just a little bit scary. There is a certain level of trust that I must give to the brain center. I can’t afford to play the “what if” game because it creates lots of anxiety. Anxiety magnifies my issues caused by the car accident and it becomes an intense cycle that is exhausting. Right now, I’m feeling pretty positive and I want to remain that way.
On a sad note...
I found out this week that my sister is now entering hospice care. Some of you may remember her from years ago when she was active on Spark People. She is now down to around 80 pounds and the doctors are worried. She needs to gain about 30 pounds. The severe weight loss has caused congestive heart failure. I hope to be able to see her this weekend but with COVID-19 you never know.
On a much happier note..
Our youngest son came for 6 days last week. It was wonderful to see him. Last weekend was super busy as was the first part of this week. We had so much activity that hubby and I had to rest for several days before getting back to normal. Our son had never been to our new house, nor had he met Zeus the wonder dog. The two of them bonded while he was here. Zeus still looks for him even though our son left on Tuesday night! Too cute!
I hope all of you have a sparkling and spectacular week! Stay Positive even when the going gets tough. Do your best to stay on plan and enjoy the journey!