Monday, September 11, 2006
I feel like a real grown up. Today was my first doctor’s visit done solo. Up until now my Nurse Case Manager, and often Lisa too, accompanied me to every appointment. We had such good communication with Linda and she knew the case so well that if I ever hesitated in answering a doctor's question, Linda would jump right in – always on top of it. It seems to me I used to get asked a lot back then if I had a head injury.
Today’s appointment was uneventful otherwise. The doctor asked the same routine questions, took a lot of notes and tested my reflexes. It’s one of the two big medical clichés (the other being the stethoscope exam) but, really, one of the few things he did was tap my knees to test my reflexes.
Apparently I have a condition called Hyperreflexia which causes people in extreme cases to become place kickers in the National Football League. My case, fortunately, is not so severe.
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