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 has been memory loss. Nine years after coma I am slowly becoming myself again, but have been cynical about the possibility of me. I now believe apart from genetics the individual is a representation of memory. My brain was rewired, I think 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, 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. I also use the calendar to check my memories.