Well, another step in the process. I had to agree to go to a psychiatrist and be "evaluated". It was early in the morning, so I couldn't think straight anyway. (My best time is evening) He had a packet of papers with a ton of questions he had to ask and write the answers. He "tested" me on some things. He'd read a series of numbers and I'd have to re-state them, then he'd read some and I'd have to say the list backwards! I only got through 2 of them!! I was getting so agitated with all the numbers I wanted to upset his desk!! I had to read a bunch of words that got progressively more difficult, which was no problem, so I didn't feel too dense after that.
I have to do everything the SS people want b/c we really need the financial help. It is just kind of degrading. I'm not a stupid person, but I just can't function under circumstances like that! I guess that's it, it just made me feel like I'm something less than I should be.
Anyhow, I got through it, now I guess it will just be a waiting game. Maybe my early morning fogginess will make me appear mentally unstable...(which really might be true anyway!) and I'll qualify for help!! :) That would be nice. :)
Luv to all,
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, GERD, Irritable Bowel, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Depression
Rx: Lyrica 100mg 2x, Prilosec OTC, Tramadol, Paxil
Even though the journey's long,
and I know the road is hard,
there's One who's gone before me,
He will help me carry on...