The other day I jumped down the stairs, unfortunately a bit too high up, and smashed my head into the door frame (I literally just spent about a
minute trying to remember the words "door frame").
My memory has been bad the past few days since it happened, and it seems to either be progressing, or I'm just realizing it more. I'll be having a
conversation and have to stop because I can't find the word for the item/thing I'm talking about; I just give up sometimes and use a more general
I know something is going on, and I realize ATS is not the ER but I really can't afford to spend the money on a visit to the emergency room, and then
I'll more than likely have to get an MRI.
I did some research about the brain, memory problems, and head injuries and came up with a lot of different information. It seems to be a bit
scattered though because there's a lot of things about the brain that are still unknown.
Here's a picture of the brain, and I put the white circle around the area I hit it at. If anyone can give me an idea of what I might of done, and if
they think it's something I definitely should get checked out, let me know. I will more than likely end up going to the ER in a few days if this
persists, hopefully it doesn't but I really am starting to notice it and don't like it at all.
After reading several articles this one seems to have some good information, but the thing is every time I read something new it seems to say memory
is in one part of the brain or another... I guess it depends really, here's what I mean:
The Link between Brain and Memory
Both short-term and long-term memory processes constitute three components – encoding, storage and retrieval. The memory process is based on the
interaction of these three components, which occur in different locations in the brain. Not sufficient research has been conducted to investigate the
exact location of long-term memory and related brain areas, however, scientists hypothesize that the role of hippocampus is crucially significant in
fabricating long term memory.
As it says, there is the "encoding, storage and retrieval" - I don't know if I'm having trouble with all of it, or some or what... I can remember
some things OK but it seems those are small moments of clarity and then the next second I'll forget something about a memory (so possible part of the
'encoding' process is corrupt so to say and I'm only getting partial tidbits of new memories, and with my old memories I guess the 'retrieval'
part is becoming an issue).
I hope this isn't serious, but I did wake up on the floor (which I have no idea how because I should have fell backwards onto the stairs, but instead
I was inside the room in front of the door frame). I just remember blacking out in midair, and waking up quickly after (I wasn't blacked out
I was told that one of my pupils was large (my right one, which is the side I hit my head on mostly), and the other pupil (left one) was normal size.
Oddly enough the right pupil at that current time when I was told it was bigger, was the one getting more light than the left, so it was definitely
from a concussion.