I think that's a much better way the way you handled it. You're absolutely right that there's just too much info on the MMPI. Why does my PM need to know whether I enjoy doing math problems?!! ;) lol
Hopefully in the future there will be something that will just deal with whether the person thinks everything hurts, whether they blame everyone else for their problems, whether they have reasonable expectations for the implant and whether they would be able to handle things if the implant completely fails. Honestly, I can't quite understand why it would matter even if Scarred was psychotic (Scarred, sweetie, I don't think you're crazy, just saying I don't see how that's relevant). Unless she's invented the pain in her back, I would think the implant could still help with the pain.
Beyond it not being a great metric for predicting success of an implanted SCS, it seems quite an invasion of privacy. If I'm not getting treated for a mental disorder, what right does anybody have to get a complete profile of my mental health & personal history? Fortunately, I was able to keep it out of my insurance company's hot little hands, but I would have rather that my doctor not know some of those things about
me. He said it did help him to understand how I could have had some of the injuries to my vertebrae that I had, but honestly, all he had to do was ask me whether I had ever been involved in any type of activity that would cause repeated stress fractures & I would have answered honestly. No need to put me through the torment of trying to sit there for hours answering hundreds of annoyingly stupid questions.
Scarred, my friend, I'm with PA. If your test doesn't get you the green light time time, fight it. We will be here to support you. :) Do you know when you will find out the results? I think it took almost 2 weeks for the report to reach my doc b/c all 3 of my exams were administered by students & their work needed to be reviewed by a licensed psychologist. Do you have a personal counselor? If so, you can maybe ask the administering psych to fax the report to your counselor. It's not an unusual request & maybe your counselor could even make the request for you. That way, if it's good you'll know sooner & if it's not ... well, you'll have your counselor there to support you. And we will be there to celebrate or support you either way. Plus, maybe PA & I can invent a Workers-Comp-Butt-Kicking Monster to take down anyone who tries to stand in the way of you getting your implant.
(grumble, grumble, grrrr) don't mess with the monster!