Consider this part 3 in my series on rambling…
- Got a call from the attorney today - hearing for the appeal is Agust 28. Originally told 15-20 months, that’s month 11, so here’s hoping.
- Met with the headache doc this morning. Meds are showing some very small improvement. Think 100 yd dash vs. Marathon, but it made doc happy. And I’ll take a couple of half hour to hour breaks from headaches.
- Went in with next steps clearly lined up. Doc tried three times to get me to consider Botox injectons. I really don’t want anyone putting anything in my head besides for food and meds. My wife, daughter and I (also known as 2 Meds and a Dad) walked out with our plan given the green light.
- Doc doesn’t think that my cognitive challenges are because of the meds. Maybe some from the Amytryptiline, but the others don’t mess with the memory and speech part of the brain. So we are starting to put together a plan for what to do if it turns out that it isn’t the meds - and get on those people’s waiting list.
Now a question for you - actually probably more than one. I’m a tech geek. I don’t have budgets for high end stuff, but I love trying different things on them. The cognitive challenges I’m dealing with make me wonder if there are any innovative programs, apps etc. that help with:
-Short term memory loss - have you ever changed a password on one page and when you went back to the other one to use the new password, it wasn’t correct? Yeah, I forgot a password in less than 20 seconds. embarassing to admit anywhere other than here.
Missing words - whether it’s writing or speaking, there are times where I don’t put words in, even if I know they are supposed to be there.
Huh? There have been so many times where I say something and my wife (bless her patience) says, “Huh?” Because I wasn’t making sense.
ADHD squared. I know about ADHD and 3 of my kids have it to some degree. Mine went up exponentially with this.
So, do any of our wonderful people (and even the not quite wonderful ones) have any ideas on programs, apps etc. that could help any of these issues, I’d love to hear it.
Thanks in advance,
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