Post # 1
I had a horrible car accident ( my trunk ended up where my back seat was) almost 2 years ago and suffered a concussion. After the accident for the first few months I would wake up scared not knowing where I was and I was also having a hard time remembering things. I went to the doctor and she told me it was normal that it was due to the concussion but she told me that it should go away but can last up to a year so not to worry. Well its almost two years since the accident and I noticed I am still having a hard time remembering things. When I leave my house I have to drive back because I can’t remeber if i locked the doors or closed the garage. I can never remember where I left things when i had just had it a few seconds ago. I can’t even remember when FI’s and My anniversary is sometimes. I hadn’t really thought about it until the other day that i had just left my house, I was 3 houses away and had to come back because I couldnt remember if i closed the garage door. I haven’t told Fiance what has been going on the only one that i think might really notice is my mom but i havent really talked to her about it. I just want to know if its normal for me to still experience memory loss or if I should go to the doctor asap.
Post # 3
@chachi89: id go to the doctor to be on the safe side. it might be nothing, or it might be a bad sign but its best to know. i hope everything is ok!
Post # 4
My brother had a severe concussion 3 years ago he has permanent short term memory loss, and quite a bit of long term memory loss- he will likely NEVER fully recover. He would also faint on a regular basis multiple times a day and only it’s only been 3 months since his last passout. After 3 years he has just returned to work (as he was a safety hazard previously).
Example: he broke up with his gf about a year before the accident this gf and him were together for 5 years, they travelled to China together. He did not remember who she was for almost a year, eventually remembered she was “an ex” but did not know and still does not know he had been saving for an engagement ring/ nor did he remember why they broke up. And swears up and down he’s never been to China- and this is 3 years later.
So, I’m just telling you- you may NEVER fully regain your memory. And while that sucks- rightfully so your life doesn’t have to end he’s got a new gf, finally went back to work and will be qualified to drive in about 6 more months. Total recovery will be about 4.5 years (other than some memory loss). You maybe still get better in the months and years coming 🙂
Post # 5
I don’t think most of us on here are qualified to give you a professional opinion. You should talk to your Fiance about it and go to the doctor. Best case scenario there’s nothing majorly wrong, but it’s still cause for concern enough to go see your doctor.
Post # 6
Just because most people recover in a year doesn’t mean everyone does. Everyone’s injury is different! I’d go back to the doctor and talk to them. Barring that, i’d try and set your life up so that you can check things you are forgetting more easily. Can you wire your house to self-lock/self-close the garage from afar through your cable company? I know that’s available here. Or put a little form with a pencil on your visor so that you can check off that you’ve done things as you do them, so you can refer to that instead of going all the way back home all the time?
Post # 7
It’s almost 10 years since my accident and I still have issues.. I’ll often lose my train of thought which can be a pain if I’m working on a paper or teaching class. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do but adapt and make sure the people around you know about it and can watch out for you to keep you safe.