Today, I met a new doctor. A new doctor to do an old test: standard neuro exam for the clinical trial. Touch my nose, touch your nose, grab my fingers, walk in a straight line. Two things stood out:
1) To measure my level of spasticity, the doctor manipulated my wrists, ankles, and knees. "Not spastic at all," he remarked, "You sure you have MS?" So there. Not spastic, and I say this even though Friend #3 reports that "spastic" is an incredibly offensive term in Britain. And the MS was in question there a moment, but then I mentioned he'd find out otherwise if he ever blocked my way to the bathroom.
2) He asked the required question: "Have you had any trouble with cognition, such as trouble following what is going on?"
I answered, "I'm sorry, I don't understand the question."
And he BEGAN to ASK the QUESTION AGAIN. Then my face said, "Dude." And he said to my face, "Oh! I'll have to remember that." Then my face said, "I like you."