Daffodil Posted July 5, 2013 Share Posted July 5, 2013 Yesterday I went for a neurophsycology assessment which my neuro team referred me for and I thought I would share how that went. My history is that I suffered a grade 4 SAH last March presented with hydrocephalus. The family were given a Very poor initial prognosis for me but after surgery to place a drain and a successful coiling I did tremendously well in my recovery up until the return of the hydro meant I had a shunt placed last July. Cut to now and I am on a gradual return to work and having many more good days but struggling with some cognitive issues, specifically concentration, reduction in previous depth of thinking and loss of words or misplacing words. At my last neuro check up the team thought it worth this getting checked so yesterday I spent the day in London doing just that. It was quite intense. I drank lots of water and kept my sunglasses on for most of it. It involved a lot of observation tests ( a lot of pictures of men from the 70's it seemed) and also memory ones as well. Mental arithmetic was checked and then there was the logic tests and word association and ' what's missing here' pictures. It went ok I think. I couldn't do some things at all though. Guessing the shadow animal I eventually said for one ' llama' just to say something Also during the test where I had to name as many animals as I could my brain kept saying ' banana' over and over.....managed to keep that to myself though so that's got to be progress. The outcome will be reviewed and I get to go back in a few weeks to get results to find out if there are some things affected that I can work on so it'll be good to know for definite rather than my kids just pointing out when I say something silly in the wrong place. They also mentioned they are doing a workshop for people who've had SAH so they would talk more to me about that when I go back. All in all an interesting and non scary experience. Hard work. Tough doing the train there and back. Mentally tiring. But overall good. Anyone else had these tests? What was the outcome? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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