memory impairment

brain cage

Tomorrow is brain cage day, also known as brain MRI day. I’m not even claustrophobic and it makes me antsy. The good thing is that my visit at Barnes turned out really well. No obvious issue like dementia. The neurologist seems to think that perhaps my sleep is my problem. We’re doing an MRI to compare to my baseline from 2015 and see if there are any differences and if not, I’ll be seeing a sleep neurologist. I already have a CPAP so it’s pretty unlikely that is the problem. I’m a real tosser and turner plus wake up a lot so I can see that being an issue. I’ll tell you, just getting through that appointment was a major stress reducer for me. I was so nervous. I mean, it’s my brain! No one wants a crapped out brain. I’m hoping we can get me back to normal so I’m not forgetting everything all the time. I’ve got quite a while before that becomes my daily life.

I have begun doing squats at my desk and am out in the garden. My heart rate has dropped significantly in the past few weeks. Exercise plus lower stress levels all the way around are certainly helpful. Here’s hoping for more good news tomorrow.

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