Thursday, September 08, 2011

Friday 55 & Da Count-Da Noodle


After stupid amounts of tests
that took stupid amounts of time
and cost stupid amounts of money, 
it's official.
My brain works fine.
I'm a frickin genius*
with mild depression,
and just a hint of ADD.
I dunno if I should put that on a  resume
or pour myself a bowl of Alpha-Bits.


Most readers know I was badly concussed a couple years ago and anyone who has been even a casual reader this year knows Casa de Lime has absorbed quite a number of hits.  Through it all I noticed difficulty with my cognitive abilities and didn't know if it was residual effects of too many hits to the head or the cumulative effect of all the sucker punches our family has taken.  A few weeks ago I was sent for a full day of testing to determine what was going on.  This week the doc pretty much summarized it all by saying I tested out way above average on all but 2 of the cognitive tests but that I'm depressed, have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from this, and he thinks I have Attention Deficit Disorder but not badly enough to warrant treatment (this based on the fact that he gave me the most boring and unstimulating test of the bunch at the end of the day when I was sick of the whole scenario and my results show I didn't attend well to it....yeah, I doubt anyone would have attended well to that particular test and I think it's more a function of requiring something to be actually interesting to hold my focus after several hours of this crap).  So yes, I am grateful my brain doesn't have something horribly wrong with it...though I am not sure how genius it was to spend the absurd amount of money it took to get this information.

*Ok, not a bona fide genius, just of "very superior intelligence" but that phrase took me over 55 words and didn't fit the rhythm.  So sue me, or factor in the margin of error which could throw me into genius range.  Or throw the whole thing in the trash because really, a high IQ and $4 will get me a frou-frou coffee I won't even drink since I hate all coffee.


Beach Bum said...

My brain works fine.

Totally cool!

The jury is still out on mine though.

G-Man said...

Just as long as there are no STD's you are doing GREAT!!
Loved your 55 Trini, Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

snowelf said...

Lime, I think your whole clan has a bad case of the smarts. And children get their intelligence from their mothers. ;)
On the more serious side, stress does cause cognitive issues so maybe once life calms down a bit, you can concentrate.

Hugs to you and very nice 55


Cad said...

I'm so used to my brain being abnormal, that I don't notice it's there! LOL

Bijoux said...

At this point, I'm ready to just say hope 2012 is a good year for you, Lime.

Craig said...

I bow before your very superior intelligence. . .


You'd fit very well into our family; between the ten of us, we've got a veritable stew of depression, ADD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and possibly PTSD to boot. . .

Jen took a couple of the kids to get evaluated for ADD, and she came back with her own prescription. . .

But hey - I'd take you up on that $4 cup-o-coffee. . . (*sigh*)

Brian Miller said...

alpha bits for sure...they were so, we are all a bit geniusy you know...

Kat said...

Everything has a title these days.

Sounds to me like you are a stressed our genius. :)

Suldog said...

Well, I knew as soon as I met you that you were a genius.

I hadn't read that piece about the robbery before. So damn scary. I'm very very happy that some of the even worse things did not, for whatever reasons, actually happen. PTSD? Yeah, I guess you have a right!

Moannie said...

I dare not take any such test for fear I'm told what I already believe to be true; rapidly decreasing brain cell activity caused by over use. [don't tell me the brain is a muscle]

secret agent woman said...

I hope you all sought help after the horrible attack. PTSD is no light matter. I'm really sorry you had to go through that.

Morning said...

I see the efforts you make via the word "STUPID" to make your point,

well done.
bless you.

Olivia said...

True.. no one would pass the tests right!
Nice take on the subject!

wishing yo a nice one..

hugs xo

gautami tripathy said...

Loved your 55!

noting it all down

Anonymous said...

nah...ur a genius...

silly rabbit said...

No wonder you have PTSD!!!! What a horrible experience.
My second born son had to endure tests like those... and like you he was done before the tests.
I knew there was nothing wrong with your brain!