So I’ve been dealing with some setbacks for a few months now. It started with an odd feeling at the back of my head. My stutter and my tremor became much worse. The tremor has moved to my left hand. We thought it was the excitement of going to Lobby Day and then the next week meeting some folks from Bens Friends. When those events were over, I didn’t improve.
I’ve seen the NP with my Neurosurgeon and they deduced it wasn’t a surgical issue. My PCP referred me to Speech and a new Neurologist. I saw the Speech Therapist earlier this week. The Neurologist will be seen in June.
Monday after Easter, I woke up around 3:30 am and my right eye had a lot of swelling. Went to the PCP and her NP thinks it’s allergies (gotta love the South). Started the benedryl and compresses, no improvement, doubled the benedryl, no improvement with my eyes. It has taken the odd lateral feeling out of my brain! Called the allergist. Did what they recommended over the weekend. The other eye has swollen. Called them back and was put on antibiotics. Half way through the antibiotics, no improvement.
Speech Therapist did the Cognitive test. I forget the name of the test. I scored the bottom of their cutoff, which normally means she wouldn’t take me. However, since I’ve worked with her before, she has accepted me. The poor woman has way too many patients and no help. But they managed to get me in!
I’m hoping the eye swelling is just allergies. I will call them back when I’m done with the antibiotics either way. Really happy that the odd feeling is gone!
What do you do to help with cognitive skills? I read, I play Sudoku, do some crossword puzzles. Any suggestions?