Memory

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.

4 comments

  1. indeed the power of love keeps us going, my walking isn’t getting much better in my eyes, you would probably think it is much better given I can walk now…

  2. Mathew , hope your walking will become better and eventually you will be walking again normally .We love you very much, and are looking forward to your visit. in väterlicher Liebe Dein Vater und Deine Mutter..

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