Last Wednesday I had a psychological evaluation.
It took a whopping 3.5 hrs to get through this evaluation.
In order to be approved by my health insurance for an occipital nerve stimulator, they require that I be evaluated by a Psychologist.
We did alot of talking. In fact, this guy was great at making me feel comfortable at talking. Now, those that know me well would laugh...because, let's face it...I am a talker. A BIG talker! However, I tend to clam up and put on this "must be perfect" act when faced with anyone in the mental health field.
After the Dr. got all the sordid details of my past and my medical history, we moved on to tests.
I had to take 2 written examinations. One of which was 300 questions! Good thing I am a quick test taker. It was comprised of 300 true or false questions about how I perceive myself and how I believe others perceive me. Regardless of the anxiety I have and the bouts of sadness this chronic pain has brought about...I do think I am fairly mentally stable.
The final verdict from the Dr. was that he is in deed recommending a trial stimulator for me and that he does think I am mentally and emotionally stable to handle the procedure.
Me, on the other hand...not really so sure. I am a nervous wreck!