- Do you still have a brain tumor?
- What happened during that incident earlier this month? What was that? (feel free to add the appropriate lilt to your voice)
- Have you improved? (Said with a uncertain and probing tone)
- Do you still have a slow processing unit? (Ok, maybe she didn’t ask it exactly this way, but this is how I felt she asked it)
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I hated my driver’s evaluation this morning
I had the indoor assessment this morning and just hated the whole experience. The process seems set-up to be demeaning and negative.
I just love the question at the beginning:
I find the entire process negative. You walk in the door and you are guilty until proven competent. Of course, her eyes I am guilty of still having a brain tumor – that came through loud and clear.
My recent visit with my ophthalmologist was totally different – he was upbeat, positive and encouraging. He made me feel like I could go forth and conqueror dragons. And he wasn’t blowing smoke, he just looked very professionally at my eyes and eyesight and noticed some improvement.
Of course, I didn’t help myself. Still on steroids, I slept like crap last night and was in a daze when I got to there.
On top of that, I find it odd that the therapist wants to do another visual field test my hand rather than just rely on the very accurate visual field test that I just had from my ophthalmologist. I mean, really, what is she going to learn from poking a pencil into my visual field from different sides that the professional test results can’t tell her?
In spite of my daze and less than impressive results, I asked for another test when I was off steroids. So, of course, she said “no”, that she wants to proceed directly with a road test. I find this confusing. I will be off of steroids by the test and should be able to react much better. Will she trust the over-the-road results without a very strong indoor assessment?
This whole process gives me gas.