Thursday, 1 June 2017
Today was D DAY
Today was D Day....Diagnosis day We have waited 16 weeks for results that we were told would be back and sorted in 6-8 weeks.
I became concerned about my husbands memory last autumn, a couple of serious memory lapses happened and I told him to get to the doctors. He mentioned it to his doctor and in December he had his first 'dementia' test, an analytical test with a phycologist. He scored very high on one particular area so was referred for an MRI and further tests which took place in January and February. Dementia is fatal brain failure and always leads to death sooner or later. Having witnessed a couple of complete memory blocks I was concerned. I was more worried because hubby is an insulin dependant diabetic and not remembering to eat or inject or test himself would have lead to death far quicker in his case.
Anyway the good news is the actual memory part of his brain shows no signs of anything untoward, but there is something else going on, so we are being referred for more tests at our doctors that will be fed back to the specialists. He definitely has a problem with his memory in particular verbal recall and tests show it is far worse than someone his age, therefore the tests will be repeated in 12 months time. There is brain damage conducive to diabetes too and while they weren't concerned about that, they did stress that he needs to keep his blood sugars spot on to limit any further damage.
We are both relieved despite the additional tests, as its been the 'elephant in the room' for so long. Plus its been confirmed his recall is bad so when I say I 'told you' there should be no arguments now!! And no I won't be cruel and say I've told him something when I haven't ;0) Bye for now. Tx