Q: How are you neurologically?
Do you have any brain impairments, cognitive, memory, speech issues etc that can be related to the time that you brain was without oxygen (hypoxia)
Responses with name, age at SCA and time since
Short term Memory not the greatest
Graeme, 36, 10 years
Memory not as good
Maureen, 68, 7 years
A little memory loss but have been told this will improve
Joe, 52, 4 weeks
Carly, 34, 1 month
Michelle, 43, 5 years
Yes! Mostly Memory. Short term and the process of retrieving it seems to be different. I have to think myself through the event, but my long term memory has improved. I now have memories of lots of things I didn’t remember (or chose to forget.)
Robyn, 57, 18 months
Yes my recall is terrible now and I usually have to re-read things as they don’t sink in first (or second!) time but it’s manageable. My husband doesn’t acknowledge it as an issue but I notice the difference, am just less sharp mentally! No speech or emotional changes.
Michelle, 42, 4 years
Head seems bit fuzzy sometimes. Memory not quite so good.
Anon, 56, 15 months
More forgetful and sometimes cannot get words out.
Joanne, 48, 23 months
Mark, 56, 14 months
Short term memory loss
Amy, 30, 2 years and 8 months
Lynne, 47, 21 months
Severe memory loss as result of hypoxia
Kym, 40, 3 years
Memory and concentration are impaired
Stewart, 53, 3 years
I have short term memory loss
Lisa, 40, 7 years
Memory problems, left deficit neurological disorder, problems with remembering names of things. Tremors in hands.
Brenden, 56, 4 years
Sometimes find it hard to follow storylines in films/books, sometimes need to watch/read a few times, but other than that no problems
Julie, 31, 8 years
Nothing that doctors have picked up on, but I think my memory is very slightly affected.
Clare, 31, Almost 5 months.
My short term memory is permanently impaired but I deal with this fairly well. It has improved over time but sometimes I have to remind others of this. My long term memory is intact, however. The only total loss is the week it happened. the 2 days before are gone and I lost the first week following my time in Resus.
Mark, 46, 23 years
Know I’m very lucky
Sue, 51, 8 months
Dawn, 48, 3 years
None that I’m aware of.
Andy, 51, 5 years
Pat, 51, 15 months
I struggle with my short term memory a lot, such as learning new processes and taking in lots of information.
Imogen, 21, 2 years
More forgetful, but not sure if that is more age !
Michelle, 50, 1 year
Tracy, 50, 3 years
Memory loss of the night before, the day it happened and about 2 weeks after.
Amy, 17, 14 years
Yes, mild brain damage, nothing to really notice thankfully. Memory loss from about a month before and hazy memory from immediate recovery period. Some days are better than others and can be frustrating in a working day sometimes.
Judy, 39, 3 years
Lee, 37, 5 1/2 years
Cognitive problems and event amnesia
Lisa, 35, 4 months
Again sketchy, find myself doing silly things forgetting stuff from one minute to the next…. if it’s not written down I’m buggered
Ben, 32, 1 year 2 months
Memory, depression etc
Anon, 36, 11 years
Anon, 70, 10 months
I had mainly cognitive and memory loss, much of which came back. Some memories around the year of the even are hazy and memories month running up are non-existant
Natasha, 25, 4.5 years