V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #17: Baseline


(Baseline Séance from Mariposaxprs)

“Your results are right on the edge of normal,” the doctor told me after administering a mental competency test and adding up my score.  “Really can’t tell from this whether there is a problem or not.  Educated people tend to do better on these tests (masking cognitive impairment) and others not so well, especially if English is not their first language.”

“So what now?”  My mind has been frustrating me – more than usual.  Even my husband is concerned.

“Well, now we have a baseline measurement.  We’ll administer the test again in six months and add to it another, less biased test.”

So I guess that’s six months more of just wondering if I’m losing it as opposed to knowing for certain whether I am or not.

This week’s challenge is brought to you by Proscenium, who offered the suggestion a few weeks back.  I have no idea what will follow (one never does with Proscenium) but I am excited to see.

In the meantime, here are a few quotations to set your gears in motion:

From Anthony Robbins:  “If you don’t set a baseline standard for what you’ll accept in life, you’ll find it’s easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that’s far below what you deserve.”

From Babe Ruth:  “All ballplayers should quit when it starts to feel as all the baselines run uphill.”

To Participate:

  1.  Create a post on your blog.
  2. Tag it VJWC.
  3. Link back to this page or leave a link to your post in the comments.
  4. Read and comment on other posts.

Look forward to your responses.

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

28 thoughts on “V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #17: Baseline

  1. I think you did yourself a huge favor establishing that baseline V.J.. I don’t know about you, but I find that I seem to go through periods where my Fibro Fog and/or cognitive abilities in general are worse. Those periods often correlate with busier or more stressful times, so it makes me wonder if it’s an attention problem (we’re trying to keep up with more information than normal) rather than an actual cognitive problem.

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