Question about quirky counting??

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Question about quirky counting??

by marfunk84 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 03:11 AM

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Ok, in the grand scheme of things, this is by far an innocent/benign symptom of my husband's almost 5 yr battle w/ AA3, radiation, gamma knife, Temodar, clinical trial, 3 craniotomies and Avastin, but I find this intriguing--he counts all the time-- with varying patterns, but usually following a sing-songy pattern(ex...when he walks, he'll count each step like, "1,2,3,4 and-uh-5,6,7,8 and -uh-1,2,3,4..... The number patterns always vary, but he finds himself doing it all the time. Anyone else experience this? This is the least significant of his symptoms, yet the one I find most interesting.

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by SarahGrey on Mon Jan 21, 2013 06:48 PM

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Oooh that's interesting!  it seems  almost like he's developing obsessive compulsive disorder?  have you asked him why he does it?  I'm currious - if you ask, please let us know what he says?  

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by tromda on Mon Jan 21, 2013 09:37 PM

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So does my hubby! If I say we are going to leave at 4, he comes back with 1...2...3...4. Ok ....4. It is very wierd. Although numbers, dates and times are what he struggles with the most. His is in the left parietal. But, yes, in the overall picture, a minor thing

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by marfunk84 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 09:50 PM

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That's what I thought--something triggered an OCD tendency. He doesn't know why he does it; it simply pops into his head. He thinks that his brain is no longer active like it used to be when he was working, so it engages in this repetitive action. His tumor originated in the left frontal lobe, but has spread through corpus collusum and into right frontal lobe.

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by SarahGrey on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:30 PM

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hmm i had another thought and the other poster kinda confirmed it.  i know my husband has trouble with numbers and sequence - maybe he's just kinda practicing?..  the other poster says he counts to 4 if theyre leaving at 4, he's probably just trying to figure out how long after noon it is?...  again, just a thought. though i do tend to overthink things...  ;)

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