2 quick things

May 22, 2007 at 6:16 am

First, I have confirmed that my referral request was approved to see a new neuro up at Yale Medical Center in New Haven. He is Dr. Goldstein on the advisory board for the foundation. At first, I had been told I might have to supply justification to get it through the red tape, but I have the right to confirming 2nd opinion of diagnosis. Besides that, he is on the approved provider list. Without the guidance and support of my foundation liaison up here, I don’t think I would have tried to get this done. To all other newbies, don’t be afraid to talk to your local liaison. Judging by mine, they are a treasure.

Second, I have another question about symptoms. Since onset began, my mental focus and short term memory aren’t worth a plug nickel. Long-term memory is strong as ever. I am troubled by this. I am no Einstein, but I am an electronics technician in the Navy who relies strongly on mental processes. Now, I find myself in the midst of a comedy skit where a guy walks across the room and can’t remember why he got off the couch. I try to laugh it off, but it happens too frequently for me to ignore. I usually end up joking about it to cover how embarassing it is for me. Can anyone else share on this issue? How do you cope with it?

Thanks for everything so far, friends. I am grateful for your help and support.