Wonderment

Dear fellow coma victims, Considering the effects of coma I wonder, my brain has lost it's relationship with the right hand side of my body, can I still feel emotion? I can't walk so well, and much of my memory is lost, I wonder if empathy also lives in the damaged part of the brain? [...]

Life

Dear fellow coma victims, To return to the main point of this blog, the thoughts of a coma victim which may be of interest given this blogger left ordinary consciousness for a while. I don't know but life does seem a little more profound since I almost lost it. Sure problems persist for me after [...]

Slow

Dear fellow coma victims, My walking has deteriorated of late, perhaps my brain is adjusting the new pathways and making permanent it's rerouting. I have definitely experienced setbacks like this before, and again. I always need a walking stick now. I've had problems with the entire right hand side of my body since coma So [...]

Think

Looking at people I wonder about them more and more, about the unique events of their lives. Perhaps an easy thing for a coma victim, maybe a sign of aging. I wonder what they are thinking and what made them think that. If they are trapped in a thought pattern or if for them thought [...]

Recovery

It's been around 6 years since my coma, we should remember that recovery is extremely slow and you must encourage it through repetition. This is what I learnt during my recovery. I have tried walking without a stick on and off since coming back to Singapore 5 years ago. By this repetition my walking has [...]

Concussion

Dear fellow coma victims, the American Superbowl provoked media about concussion. Something other codes of sport like Australian Rules Football and Rugby Union are also taking seriously. A star American footballer said not to play the game to avoid the brain damage caused. The doctor who treated that player said brain damage caused by concussion [...]

Garlic

Dear fellow coma victims, at a favorite restaurant in Thailand I had a regular dish, mussels in a white wine sauce with lots of garlic and considered the taste. I was eating large chunks of garlic but couldn't discern the flavor. The texture yes as it's one of my favorite things about food. The garlic [...]

Painful

  As I have always said coma recovery is painfully slow, but continues nonetheless. After about a year of not being able to walk without my stick because of so many ups and downs I'm trying again to leave it at home, feeling more confident this time. I think the new pathways in the brain [...]

Work

My wife has provided me no end of support through my recovery from coma, and now I'm a partner in our business. I should post the link to the website I have built for our company so that anyone can provide me with feedback on how to improve the site. Our office is still being [...]

Awareness

Dear fellow coma victims, perhaps my improvement is merely a consequence of time. I have been getting pain in the right side of my body recently, I think the new pathways are developing an awareness of pain, maybe it was always there but now my brain recognises it as pain. Not really pain but a [...]