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    Tuesday, May 16, 2006

    Behaviorist Visit

    The behaviorist visit was interesting and intense. They make you fill out a five page questionairre that asks ridiculous questions like do you have voices in your head that tell you to do things. I had to refrain from saying, "Doesn't everyone?" *snort* I understand that they are trying to rule out the mentally ill patients but come on, five pages of crap?

    After you fill out the questionairre the behaviorist meets with you and really doesn't even look at the stupid thing. He touched on something in my past that is a sore spot right away that I may someday talk about here. He would not have passed me if I hadn't been journaling. He stated that research states that one of the best kinds of therapy is journaling. I'm so thankful that I started doing it seriously some time ago.

    I asked him what he thought about me being rejected by the insurance company for gastric bypass surgery and he said that he would be totally shocked if I was. Everything points to this happening.

    I'm so glad Monday is over. I just need to get through the next three weeks and I'll be golden. #1 has another concert tonight. This one will be a little less stellar since it's her middle school that's performing. She will play her bass, the piano, the bells and percussion tonight. She will be running all over the stage to get to her next instrument. I hope she doesn't trip.


    Nonny said...

    I honostly didn't realize that this much was required before having gastric bypass. I'm glad things seem to be progressing without incident so far. You know what other surgery requires you to have a psychiatric evaluation? Transgender surgery. Interesting no?

    barman said...

    I am glad things have went well so far for the pre-procedure. I am rather surprised that you had to journal or it would have been a no go.

    Boy #1 is tallanted. I hope the evening goes well. I was not thrilled about getting ready for those concerts when I was in school but loved it when I was out there playing.

    Sal said...

    I'm glad it went well. hang in ther, it will work out!

    Big Pissy said...

    I agree with Nonny~ I didn't know this much was required with gastric surgery.

    One more step out of the way!

    Your daughter is super talented~that's awesome! :)

    Suze said...

    Jenn, one thing to bear in mind when they are shining the light in your eyes, is that every therapist has a therapist.

    I don't know how you resisted commenting about the voices in your head. LMAO

    Your kids are just great, do you want to swap them for my psycho cat?

    Gary said...

    I only have voices in my head telling me what NOT to do. I guess I'm lucky. :)

    crabcake said...

    OOOOOOOOOOOOO. I am going to Bob post haste to tell him blogging is good my brains. That oughta keep him offa my blog back for a spell. He's always trying to figure out how to fix my brain.

    You hear voices too???? I knew we were related!

    What's the next step for you?

    ell said...

    tell #1 to "break a leg!"

    Chrissie said...

    Very cool... so happy your sane! ;)