Christmas is a very memorable event, but what if you had amnesia or any other condition that makes you forget even the most important things in your life? For one mother who was simply trying to contain her period, her life will be forever changed after getting a one-week coma. Although she is still alive, she is recovering slowly and still faces the consequences of that horrible incident. Read down below to identify what caused her coma.
Deborah Usher is a 36-year-old mother who used a strong tampon when she had her period when she was just 27. Suddenly, she thought she had a flu, but she actually had an extremely rare bacterial infection because of the tampon.
Because of the infection, she had a rare toxic shock syndrome which put her into a coma for about a week. When she finally woke up, she was unable to do normal things, nor was she able to remember her own son.
Despite being awake now, she still suffers from having a weakened immune system and bouts of amnesia. She is unable to remember most of her past, even the most significant events with her son Joshua have now become blurry.
Thankfully, Deborah was able to have fun with Joshua during his eight birthday. Even though it's December, she still remembers the event and hopes that now, she'll see Joshua open up presents and spend Christmas with her. She doesn't want to forget these important events.
The toxic shock syndrome is so rare that only 40 people are affected by it in Britain every year. For Deborah, it feels like she has a hangover every day and she feels that her mind is a blank slate whenever she loses her memories.
When she had the infection, she was unable to walk, talk, and was basically on life support. Her family was very concerned, and thankfully she woke up. Her mother actually didn't want to take photos of her because they could've been the last since the doctors told the family to prepare for the worst.
Since Deborah still has to fully recover from the toxic shock syndrome, she now has relied on the stories and memories of other people. She also now sees photos as important so that even when she forgets them, she can be reminded visually.