We went to the island hospital on Friday, and I’m glad for this.
I had a long talk with the Principal (the doctor who arranged all this and who read my test results), and she thinks there is nothing to worry about with me. Seems like my vertigos are a result of the inner ear nerve inflammation, and that I am overly stressed and should, if in any way possible, look for another job. As for the cyst in my brain, she agreed that it was probably something I was born with and shouldn’t really worry about, aside from having it MRI’d once a year, or even once every 2 years.
She also sent me to a neurologist and a psychologist.
The neurologist…blah. I didn’t like her one bit. I told her why I wasn’t taking the meds that my audiologist prescribed (because I had 3 other expert opinions telling me that they wouldn’t help), and she called me “unwilling to take therapy”. I objected to this, but she wasn’t really ready to listen. Are all neurologists such jerks?
Anyway, she demanded another test, which I will have done here, and we parted ways.
Now the psychologist was super nice. She did a number of tests on me, from answering questions to joining wooden bricks, and we talked for a while. She asked me about my depression and told me I was a very brave person and should be very proud of myself, which is a totally new concept for me, but she told me it can be learned.
The results of her evaluation are not done yet, but I expect them in the mail sometime next week.
I will take time off from worrying about my health for a few days, I feel I need it. It’s all good for now, I’m moving forward.