"You're mad. Bonkers. Off your head. But I'll tell you a secret; all the best people are."
I had my psychiatric evaluation this past Tuesday. Just one more step to having surgery. I was fairly nervous as I have never had to talk to a psychiatrist before, and I was afraid of what could go wrong. (I'm seeing a common theme here.) I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I was pretty sure that at the end of the session I would come out in a straight jacket. My appointment was about two hours long and I am happy to report that at the end of my session, I was deemed 'normal, healthy and a bit boring'.
My doctor looked nothing like Lucy.
Like I mentioned, the appointment was a couple hours long, but most of it consisted of taking a test (567 true/false questions. A sample question is posted below.) and then after that, the doctor looked over my answers and we had an 'interview'.
Turns out I was nervous for nothing! Dr. Z told me he'd send the report to my surgeon and will be mailing me a copy as well. I'm thinking about framing it and putting it on the wall.