Coma resulted in significant memory loss. I forgot many people and events, but I did remember my twin. I think after 9 years memory can return when provoked. My name is Mathew Homberger. I was born and bred in Melbourne Australia of German descent. Studied at the University of Melbourne taking Anthropology and Philosophy as my majors, afterwards a post graduate diploma in Information Technology at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). I have worked and lived in several countries, thank you kindly for reading my story. I now live with my wife in Singapore. We knew each other for around 10 years before coma, she married me despite my troubles and helps me no end. I have travelled quite extensively, lived in several countries. I was in Thailand on Kho Chang when I had a motorcycle accident. I think that I am the same person despite coma although I suspect the world changed very much while I was out. And I thought I could only speak German when I first became conscious, my word memory is affected. Now I write and speak English and only know a little German, mein deutsch geht noch nicht.

This website has been written over several years, there are many posts that explore and described my condition. It seems that very slowly I am recovering from this ordeal. If you are recovering from coma or know someone who is I hope these ideas can help. It seems to take the brain a very long time to approach normality again, what is normal? Nobody is normal. I have constantly worked on my normalisation.