Askew Means Cock-Eyed 17


I had my appointments today and my appointment with the ENT yesterday. I have another appointment tomorrow. I think I’m going to be appointmented out. Actually, I think I already am.

Yesterday’s appointment was a recheck on the whole ear infection thing. He wanted to see if it needed to be micro-suctioned, which it didn’t. He made me have a hearing test. Apparently, there’s a little conductive hearing loss in my right ear, but it’s supposed to get better. You know what’s strange? I could hear better out of my right ear than I could my left, even though he said my left had perfect hearing. Oh, and I think the results may have been skewed because I was reading the audiologist. I can’t always tell if what I’m hearing is really real, so I would hear sounds and, instead of just always raising my hand, I’d look and see if he was about to look up. If he was, then I’d raise my hand.

The psychologist appointment today went okay. My mom went back with me, which was okay with me. She did find out that I had had a plan to kill myself this past semester, which shocked her. She knew I’d had the suicidal thoughts, but not the plan. Anyway, the psychologist asked me some questions and right away knew I had panic attacks. He diagnosed me as Bipolar with psychotic, delusional, and paranoid tendencies and as having Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia. Well, I’d pretty much been diagnosed with those things before, so no big shock there.

My mom and I had some lunch right before I went for my second disability appointment. This next appointment was with an Internal Medicine doctor. I had to answer a whole new questionnaire. (I’d filled one out at the last appointment, too.) First, I had an eye exam. Without my glasses, my vision was crappy. With it, my vision was 20/15. I had to undress (except for underwear) and wear a gown, and wait for the doctor. He came in, and did the “exam”, which could’ve been done with my clothes on. He was supposed to check my range of motion, but he basically skipped out on part of that and just saw if I could perform certain tasks. I did them all, with a bit of pain for some. He looked for my GBS scars, and was amazed that they were barely visible. That was about it.

I did have to go to get X-Rays done on my left knee. In the waiting room, my mom said something about the signs being cock-eyed, and that reminded me of BtVS when Willow told Xander that ‘askew means cock-eyed’, so I brought that up. Finally, I got called back and had my 2 views done. I waited for a few minutes before I was told that one of my views had to be done again. Why? Well, my knees are a bit malformed. They don’t fit in the grooves, so they point out to the sides. This screwed up one X-Ray the first time, but the second was okay because she could manipulate it to come out right. When I got in the car, I told my mom that my knees were askew. 😛 See, the little Buffy reference did have a bit of a point. It wasn’t just some random thing thrown in so that I could talk about Buffy.

The girl on Lavish apologized about her posts, which is okay, I guess. She wants the thread deleted, which I don’t think it should be. I think that that thread should stick around. Not to embarrass her, but to show that we have argued these points with someone, in case anyone wants to come in in the future and pick another argument about the same topics.


About Janet Morris

I’m from Huntsville, Alabama. I’ve got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She’s a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.


17 thoughts on “Askew Means Cock-Eyed

  • deb

    I havent been here for a bit..Ive been having blog problems. I can’t believe your still dealing with the ear thing. I like the look of your blog.

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    I think it’s stupid, too. Now, we’ll have future arguments about the same things. Also, she’ll probably get the idea that any time that she’s “losing” an argument that she can get a post locked.

  • Carrie

    Hello! My first visit here from BloXchng so didn’t know anything about you. Sorry to hear about your problems; I can definitely relate to you. I’ve had numerous problems with my ears due to Measles at the age of 7. Now, I’m stuck with Ecxema, bleergh! 🙂

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