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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 12:52 AM

10. I've had a serious concussion. I've had swelling of my brain.

I lost 2+ weeks of memories, just gone. Afterward I remember spending days laying on the couch looking around the room & trying to remember the names of ordinary objects, like a lamp, or a chair, a rug, a window. Some were a real struggle. It took me a week+ to remember the name of baseboard. Even later, when I went through neurological evaluations I looked at a picture of a seahorse (during the "flashcard" test) & called it a starfish. It was the only one I got wrong & I immediately knew it was wrong, but that connection in my brain between the image & the name had been damaged & I had to rebuild it.

And that was with no bleeding. Swelling of the brain tissue, yes. I had that pressure & that vertigo & that "swoosing" sound inside my head every time I moved, for months, until the swelling went down. But once there's bleeding, the whole situation is much, much more serious.

I really hope Jimmy survives this...

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