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I had my pysch eval today and for some reason I was dreading it more than anything. The guy was very nice, and as I expected asked lots of questions about my relationship with food and my eating habits, and asked questions to test my understanding about what a lap band entailed. But then he pulled out some of the "shrinky" stuff.....he asked me if I found a stamped sealed addressed envelope what would I do with it? The flip side of me wanted to answer "it depends on who it was from or where it was going" but of course I immediately gave the safe answer "put it in a mailbox". He then asked me to spell the word "world" and I was tempted to spell it "whirled" as in spun around, or maybe "whorled" as in fingerprints but again I played it safe. Then he asked me to spell it backwards! I SUCK at backwards stuff, and spelled it d-r-l-o-w and he smiled and said "try again" and then I got it right. I told him "wow, that was tough....I'm glad you didn't ask me to try 'antidisestablishmentarianism'" But the longer I was there I coudn't help myself as the "class clown" side of me emerged..... He asked me if I ever heard voices in my head and I looked to the side as if there as a imaginary person there and asked it "I dunno--do I?" When we were done he said I had to come back for a personality test and I asked him "was that when he was finally going to pull out the inkblots--he wasn't a real shrink until he pulled out the inkblots...." He laughed but had that "omigod get her outta here" look on his face also......so maybe I'll pass, or maybe not.....:)

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OMG! When I had my psych eval I didnt even try to be serious. Id already been to the office 2x that week once for an upper GI and once for an appointment with my nutritionist. So when i checked in for my appointment I smiled and said: "So if I come in one more time this week do I get a prize?" I didnt know that the Psychiatrist was right behind me. He laughed out loud and said "I like that!" He asked me a few questions during my appointment. Not as many as I thought about food, but hed already read my file and Id told all the other people in the office all that stuff. But the whole time I didnt even try to be serious. I just answered the way I would answer anyone asking me those questions. I laid my cards on the table and let him know what stuff bugged me and what I was over and done with. He told me that sometimes issues come up when the weight comes off and that he wasavailable anytime to talk to me. The he told me about the diet and why it was so high in Protein. All this in 10 minutes. I had to stop him and say "hey dont u ave more questions to ask me like: 'do i count my steps?' and 'do i see thigns or hear voices etc?'" he said "nah hed already decided he was ok-ing me for surgery." the nhe told me this was all going to happen very fast and it was going to be very good for me. and that was it. i still have some stuff to accomplish before i get a surgery date, but i guess my point is that, relax i really dont think theyll find u unstable. they just want u to know that theyre aailable for u once/or if stuff starts coming up.

do u really have to take a personality test or was he joking with u?

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