Dear fellow coma victims, the purpose of this blog is to remember. There’s been various problems since coma including balance, movement on my right, but the worst was memory loss. Nine years after coma I am slowly becoming myself, but have been cynical about the possibility of me again. I now believe apart from genetics the individual is memory. My brain was rewired but I am a good approximation of the person that was Mathew Homberger. Maybe I’ll rewrite that person and become a truer version of him. By my estimation there is no recovery from coma, but rebirth.

I must add that the best thing I’ve done to improve my memory is keep a calendar, giving reason to stretch it. I sometimes forget to make entries and must remember what I did yesterday, using my memory. I then use the calendar to check that according to me my memories are correct, stimulating the brains memory pathways.


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