Monday, November 30, 2009

Day Two Complete!

Oh, my head hurts. They sat me down in a white room and asked me question after question. They ranged from draw a triangle to repeat this sequence of numbers in numerical and then alphabetical order. These were done mentally. For example H4G9CL16. The answer would be 1469CGHL. There were a lot of memory questions. The most daunting part of the test was the time frame. I was there from 9:15 to 2:45 and I haven't even completed the test. The instructor was nice. She let me eat and drink while she quizzed me. However; I cannot tell you how I performed. I honestly think that every single answer I gave she followed with, "Great job. Perfect." Except for I found out what her pen strokes meant. On the instructors document if she circled the question on her sheet I got the question right. If she x'd it, I was incorrect. Halfway through the test she came back in and she told me we had a long way to go and the test didn't have to be perfect. I wasn't being graded. All of the sudden she started flipping the pages before I could answer the question, and there wasn't a time limit. I think my mother had something to do with it. She always wanted me to get a bad grade or get in trouble. I actually enjoyed some of it, and some of the parts dragged on endlessly.

After, I had yet another lab draw. They drew eleven vials of blood. This was also a part of the work-up. I'm going to have a few more tests. They want to test my gall bladder. They found gall stones in the CT scan. Not to worry! It's a side effect of hereditary Spherocytosis. They just want a further look to be safe. Ryan is going in tomorrow! Dr. Adams is going to meet with him and go over the details.


  1. Dear Ceci,

    You are amazing. We are all sending you postive thougths and well wishes. Let us know if you need anything.

    AA&MDS International Foundation Staff
    John, Leigh, Sandra, Paul, Benita, Martha, Alice and Desiree

  2. That test sounds hard, i hope RC doesn't have to pass the mental part of it to be able to help you out ;) Good luck we all love you in OK!


  3. Hi Ceci,

    Good luck with everything!...

    We are thinking about you and praying for you here in CT

    Gary Lynch

  4. Carolyn,

    You are on my mind a lot. Ever since I was a young girl I remember hearing that when someone is put into your mind, pray for them. May God give you peace and comfort as you go through the next few weeks. You are a very strong young woman (you always have been!) and I know your positive attitude will carry you a long ways!

    Sue Somero

  5. Gramdpa & GammieDecember 2, 2009 at 10:25 AM

    Ceci, Every blog I think I can't get any more information, but I do."Thanks" for keeping us so informed. G & G say to you today: "If you don't scale the mountain, you can't see the view." Hope you had a good day at clinic today. Again we say to you, we love you soooooooo much.

  6. Bryan's comment cracked me up Ceci...I'm sure it gave you a good laugh too! Those brother's of yours...what a great pair. Lucky You!!
    Well, no doubt you passed with flying colors, but I hope they give your head a rest soon. We are all pulling for you and praying that this gets underway pronto! Love the countdown clock. I watched the Price is Right the other day and you know that silly game on there with the Yodeling guy who's climbing the mountain?? Well, kid...he's got nothing on you..and you are WWAAAYYY better looking! Ha! Love ya Ceci. Hang tough kid!
    The McCord family...Cassi, Kim, Taylor and Connor

  7. Good Luck Ceci! Well be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for the updates, and for your positive spirit. You are indeed a very strong and amazing person. The love around you glows.

    Big Hugs,
    Joe & Kathy Neenan

  8. Thank you for posting the pictures of you and Elaine at PCH. We love her too. Thanks for sharing with us. You are awesome. Love, Char Hawkins