Saturday, May 5, 2012
A little update on Rex's Vanderbilt test... the three hour memory test showed that he has pretty extensive damage in every area they tested except for speech. Unfortunately that only means that his speech is not slurred and not terribly confused, not that he is talkative, which would be nice for a change. :) The test results were bad enough that driving and going back to work are out of the question. Yikes! Not what we had planned for this stage of our lives! We will be going back the end of the month for the final diagnosis and recommendations to get him feeling as good as possible. As you can imagine the adjustments to these changes are extremely hard. Just figuring out what he needs from me is a challenge every day.
And just a little story, while in Nashville I had an engine light come on the night before the test! I dropped Rex off for the appointment the next morning, went to the Ford dealership, waited 3 hours, got a call that the doctor wanted to see me, got a ride to the office, and then we took a taxi back to get the car. I can now mark "Ride in a taxi in Nashville" off of my bucket list! The reason for sharing this story is to let you know how normal my life is. Although writing an article for Sew Beautiful Magazine sounds a little glamorous, I thought that you might enjoy knowing that when you read the November issue, my article was written in the waiting room of the Ford dealership in Nashville, while a very talkative stranger tried to tell me about his trip to Alaska! LOL