Saturday, June 11, 2011

test results

the Dr was kind enough to include me in the appointment by phone ( I was recently in a car accident and had an appointment I had to get to shortly after my husband's appointment).  Over-all the test was went pretty good.  He had some difficulties with parts of it.  The results showed he has difficulty recalling new things (hence the need for writting in the notebook), and delayed reactions.   He no longer has Mild Cognitive disorder, it's Significant/Major Cognitive Disororder.  For some reason it's not hitting me as hard as I thought it would.  Maybe it will later.  Maybe it's just the relief of knowing that I'm not the one who's going crazy/imagining the changes, getting validation that the changes are real.  The Dr said for my husband to look at himself managing the disorder not the disorder managing him.  ie taking his medications, using his notebook, not obsessing on the disorder and what it has taken away.

1 comment:

  1. I think you've already been living with it. It's not a huge shock if he's already exhibiting all the symptoms. Especially not if it legitimizes what you're going through.

    I hope your accident wasn't too bad, and that your appointment helped. Thinking of you.