I saw a neurologist for the first time in years. I don't know exactly what she expected from seeing my latest MRI and I know my expectations were on the negative side based on past experiences. I think, for both of us, our expectations did not meet reality. I expected to meet a doctor who thought she had all the answers and did not listen to her patient, but only tried to solve whatever problems she thought I should have with prescription medication. This was not the case.
I felt listened to and that she really wanted to help with the areas where I needed help and leave the areas where I am doing fine alone. My brain appears to be a baffling maze of confusion for all. Hence my, "If I Only Had a Brain" ring tone. :) I think seeing my MRI and then meeting me in person, might be baffling. There are things I do that a picture of my brain would indicate I can't do or should have pain doing. There are other things I cannot do that aren't explained by the MRI. (I've always thought I was a complicated girl. I guess that's true). :)
I believe all doctors I've had contact with since the accident and suprised that I am not on prescription medications and have little to no pain. They can't explain it. I can. God healed me of all pain. I always say walking is overrated. My chair does not keep me from functioning and doing what God has planned for my life. If anyone does not believe I have been divinely healed, they should come to my next neurologist appointment.
I am thrilled that I cannot be defined by a piece of paper. We humans are much more complex than that. And, God is bigger than any human test. I do not want people to be able to figure anything out about me (or my son) by a picture of our brain. I want them to spend time getting to know the real us and see exactly what it is God can do.