Memory Loss

Memory Loss

It has been seven years now and I still have some short term memory loss issues, is this normal, I was dead for 5 minutes and they had to hit me with the paddles 5 separate times before they got me back to a normal rhythm, I was taken to the hospital and put into a coma for 48 hours on one of those tables that lowers the body temp and moves you around so you don't get bed sores.

It is sort of effecting my job performance, can anything be done to help?

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Misha66 wrote 4 weeks 2 days ago

Memory loss

It's been nearly 3 years for me. I went down twice in the same day, and have no idea how many times they had to shock me. I do know they also had to stop my heart 4 times to check my ICD. There were complications. They tested twice on implantation, and it failed the second test, so I had to go back and let them test it again under different anesthesia. I still have what I call brain blips. I forget my phone number, push on a door that I've pulled on for years to get through, question whether I took my meds.....LoL Things like that. I keep a calendar handy to write info down immediately, and send myself tons of texts. Probably nothing you haven't already thought of. That's how I help myself remember, and I keep a good sense of humour about my public blips. I know my memory has greatly improved since it first happened, so I count myself lucky that's all I'm dealing with.

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