Today I go to visit a neurologist due to fitting induced by the flashing of a light by Specsavers when photographing my retinas. Had a year of petit mal which ceased 23/06/2014 with me going right out and falling off a kitchen stool meaning my face looked as though I'd let Tyson use my fizzog as a punch bag.
I have been told that I may well 'have to' have an EEG where a fit is induced. Well, 'have to' doesn't exist because in four days my now non-occurring Epilepsy state is a thing of the past with a year having passed. [Not that I drive].
So I attend the neurologist under protest; if my wife hadn't stated 'Have you told the Doctor about your fitting ...?' when I had an appointment for something totally unrelated I would not be about to miserably go to see this bloke. Major marital rift that; wish I was single to be honest - but then again my forthcoming nine days in Bangkok alone means no moaning as I explore the effects of a 'Chaotic Attractor affecting a Socio-empathatic street culture.'
I'll probably explore the bars as well [and I hear female company is only one stool away]! Although it would never happen I'd love to see my wife's face if I returned with a young Thai bride on my arm...... 'This is your replacement dear ...' [Its happened in our family although the lady concerned is a nice Filipinno]. That would have an effect methinks!!!!
Recently I employed the services of a private Psychologist some months back to see if I could do anything about my damnable lonliness that causes my depressions. My eventual 'diagnosis' was 'Socially and Sexually Lonely.'
Easy to say but there's not a lot I can do about either as I don't make friends [must be a right off-putting bloke] whilst the other matter is a celibacy enforced upon me by the ramifications of age and marriage; nature plays some terrible tricks.
So, perhaps I'll be able to rid myself of my demons in BKK, perhaps not - but one thing is sure; Mr Neurologist will be glad to see the back of me today.
All this because of how I have evolved since my TBI 48 years ago.
If anyone wants to state the obvious about me please do - I'll not even be offended!