I found a new thing to worry about. On Grey's Anatomy when Meredith and Derek administered the Alzheimers test and asked patients to count backwards from 100 by 7's, I panicked. After 93, I have to subtract by picturing the numbers in the air written as a subtraction problem, concentrate really hard, and count on my fingers, which isn't easy with subtraction. For one thing, sevens are HARD! I asked Jackie if they time you and count off if it takes too long. We were on the phone, so she asked her husband Ed, a clinical psychologist who specializes in head injuries, about it. He had a field day messing with me and basically said I was doomed. No help there. Jackie told me to memorize it, so I could do it. It's like studying for a test, I guess.
Just in case, I'm going to make sure Brian, Melissa, Kathy, and my friends tell them if I have to take that test that I have never been able to count backwards like that. How do people do that so fast? If it were by fives or twos, it would be a snap, but not sevens!! Also one of my pupils is naturally larger than the other, so I guess I need to wear one of those bracelets to let them know in case I pass out because that's a sign of something serious. OK, I'll stop now before I spin out of control. Besides, I might need a paragraph on that bracelet for all my weird stuff.
Very close to being the truth.
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