The psych appointment is pretty self-explanatory, and I have no idea if they've received the review from the VA appointment I had in April.
At the physical therapy appointment, they will check my flexibility, my range of motion and probably have me to a bunch of balance tests. These are some of the worst checks of a person's capabilities that I have ever seen as they don't measure or testing my strength or evaluate real-world limitations, things that all the civilians PTs I have worked with do on a regular basis (and incorporate exercises to assist with garnering improved capabilities).
The last exam will be interesting. I am sure they will look at the surface scars, ask about how I feel everyday, am I getting better or worse (how does one answer that?!?), any unusual weight gain/loss, any life stressors that have affected my recovery? I do not know how to prepare for this exam, I am not really sure what they are looking for. A confirmation that I still have daily pain? Check. That I have anxiety and sometimes panic attacks regarding all things medical, especially receiving treatment at any hospital facility? Check. That I don't sleep through the night on a regular basis? Check. (For the record, my knees are fine.) I don't know. I don't even know how what they find translates to what the VA decided - or if anything is communicated across that line at all...maybe this annual physical counts as a "periodic" VA check-up? The woman whom I spoke with the other day (see VA rebuttal above) didn't know the answer.
I tend to think that if I am asking these questions, there are probably others who are as well and yet, there never seems to be a straightforward response or even the same answer. I will be asking my TDRL liaison when I speak with her today, perhaps she will have accurate information.
I hope she doesn't tell me to call the VA.