(Closed) Memory loss almost 2 years after concussion!!

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Blushing bee

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.

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