In 2019 I had a brain MRI.
I was forgetting things people told me at work after just a few minutes. I seriously thought I was getting or had Alzheimers. Work (HR) MADE me take off from work to see what was going on with me. I repeated tasks that I had already completed, but I forgot that I had completed them.
I had 23 doctor appointments from the last week in August 2019 to mid-November 2019. I even had that three hour psychological evaluation where you rearrange stuff, repeat stuff back, put things in order. Also I initially took that Montreal Test that Trump said he aced - the one with the camel and rhinoceros on it. That test doesn't tell doctors anything other than other testing may need to be done.
The MRI was to measure my brain for shrinkage - which is a sign of Alzheimers.
The MRI was 30 mins with about 8 difference imaging takes of about 3 mins each. A couple I had redo because I moved. The knock, knock, knock of the magnet is so annoying.
I turns out that I had, or still have, severe, I mean SERVRE, sleep apnea. I was waking up on the average of every 90 seconds all not long. I had no idea that was even happening.
So I got the machine and it's nothing like I thought it would be. I thought there'd be oxygen tanks to deal with and other stuff and it's nothing like that. I sleep REALLY, REALLY well now - about 7 hrs a night.
That machine has seriously changed my life. I swear by it. I wished that I had these tests sooner so that i could have started treatment sooner.
The one thing that is really different than before I used the machine is now I wake up with mucus around my eye lids, where before I never had that. As a result, when I first got the machine two years ago, I developed a stye. THAT treatment was to hold a warm cloth with baby shampoo soap on it on the eye lid several times a day.
Now when I shower, I close my eyes and wash my eyes with baby shampoo - literally, every time I shower in the morning. I have never developed another stye.
...and my memory is back to the way it used to be back in the day.