amnesia

‘I don’t know who you are, but I know I love you.’ The mother of my son has no clue who I am.’: Father realizes he’d be raising his son ‘alone’ after wife suffers strokes that erased her memory

“When I first met my wife, it was love at first sight. Looking back on that night brings back great memories, but for my wife, those memories are gone. A quick trip to the hospital turned into an absolute nightmare. We found out she had preeclampsia, but by then, it was too late. ‘Steve, this is not easy to say, but she suffered a severe brain injury. She has lost all her memories, long and short,’ the doctor told me.”

‘I woke up and saw him. ‘Who are you?!’ A rush of panic took over my body.’: Woman gets engaged to husband again after traumatic brain injury causes memory loss

“‘Laura, it’s me!’ He’d say over and over. ‘Who is ‘me?” I felt like I’d just woken up to the marriage, and felt no attachment to it. I’d stare at my wedding rings with anxiety, resenting them. I felt trapped. I knew the right thing to do was to stay with him, but the thought of that pained me. I had to make a choice. I couldn’t stay in a marriage I didn’t remember choosing. I took off my rings, approached my husband, and said, ‘Brayden, I want to date you.’”

‘He was going to lose his high school sweetheart the day his daughter was born. I crashed after my C-section.’: Woman survives ‘silent killer’ Peripartum Cardiomyopathy after childbirth

“I died after delivering my daughter. I flatlined for about 36 hours. Eventually, my heart began to beat on its own again. When my daughter was 2 weeks old, I was able to meet her for the first time since delivery. I had retrograde amnesia, memory loss even before the traumatic event. ‘What happened to Mommy?,’ my 2-year-old son asked. I was truly given my life back.”

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