“Patients with dreadlocks can’t have EEG’s” said central scheduling.
Try again without seeing my head.
I just took pictures of the top of my head
and sent it via text to the poor neurology dept.
secretary who got a not too friendly transferred call
“I’m not shaving my head for an EEG.”
I was told that the neurology technician can’t attach the electrodes to dreadlocks.
I said, “That’s a bit ignorant. How about I take a picture of my head and untwist one of my locks so you can see how easily accessible my scalp is.”
“I don’t have 12 years of hair locked, so the short 2″-3″ long sections are easy to move around so you can use that godawful glue to attach to my clean hair and scalp. I have really thin hair, so if need be I can untwist it so you can get to my clean scalp. I don’t have a binder in my hair, usually beeswax, so things should stick well.”
The secretary agreed that seeing my head was probably a
good idea before they made a definitive decision about a test that will help determine whether I have epilepsy or not. Sigh…
Dreadlocks are not dirty, they are felted hair like a damn wool sweater. Is a wool sweater dirty? Am I the black representative for hair information in the medical field now? I so need to go back to the Eastern Counties where they goob the glue on your scalp not your hair. Girlie has epilepsy and had to have three EEG’s while screaming bloody murder and I watched the process each times.
This county has black people in it, just not in the medical field. Seriously, do I have to go back East to get good health care?