This is my first post and I am new here so hopefully I am posting in the right place.
My mom had surgery on an unruptured communicating artery (?) aneurysm last Thursday (11/4). The surgery went well and there was no rupture or bleeding of the aneurysm. However, there was leaking of brain fluid and blood into the orbital socket which resulted in a one eye being swollen shut.
The thing that really freaks me out though is that she lost all her memory from the last 7 years or so. She cannot remember that she had surgery, thinks it’s 1995, can’t remember what state she is in, etc. the doctor said it wasn’t necessary unusual and that everyone is different from this surgery. But all the survivor stories I’ve read do not mention memory loss.
She went from a strong and independent woman to not being able to do anything in her own and she is now at a skilled nursing facility. I am really afraid that this is permanent…
Anyone have any experience with this and could offer any hope?
Thanks so much.