YES. My DTI MRI is scheduled for next week

dti-mri-yellowAnd here I thought they’d forgotten about me…

But this afternoon, I got a call from the MRI place to schedule my DTI MRI. They can see me next Wednesday afternoon, which is pretty awesome.

DTI MRI shows white matter connections in the brain — all the “cables” that communicate between the different sections, showing how everything is “talking to each other”.

Tomorrow, I have my EEG and autonomic function testing first thing in the morning. I’m not sure what I was thinking, scheduling it for 9:30 a.m. on a workday, when I have to deal with metro area traffic.

But there it is. I’ve got my appointments for tomorrow. And I’m looking forward to actually getting some data about my situation, instead of personal accounts and impressions. I need measurements. If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.

And after that, I have my neuropsych appointment at noon. There are only four more sessions with them, and it seems strange that after eight years, they’re going away.

But this happens all the time. And after being all torn up over it last weekend, I’m dealing.

Just get on with it.

So, that’s the news. I’m really excited to be getting all this done. It’s going to cost me some more money, but that’s what my flexible spending account is for at work. To offset this cost. So, it will.

Onward.

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Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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