Amnesia


The fog was thick inside my brain, a painful force within my head. I took the poison more than once, and in my mind a sweet refrain.

“Come in, come in”, the voices said, “Come to our world where nothing matters. You won’t remember anything of the real world which lies in tatters”.

And so I followed the Siren call, down winding pathways wreathed in fog. I felt it damp against my skin and clinging to my filmy gown.

One day, two days, I remained, enraptured by what lay before me. Unable to return to the world, where I belong with feet planted firmly.

~~~~~~

On Monday night I accidentally took two different lots of my epilepsy medication – Clonazepam. Amnesia was the result, and I remember nothing (or a very limited amount) from Monday night through to early Wednesday morning.

I am still wobbly and a little disoriented, but I’m fine. Fortunately I’m on a very low dose of this drug (which could drop a rhino) so accidents such as this don’t cause any long-term harm, but I need to be more vigilent in the future!

At least a half-decent poem was inspired by that – I have to say, extremely trippy - experience. All the same, I don’t intend to ever be in that place again. I’ve lost two whole days of marriage to this stupid accident.

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About The Hairy Housewife

Media volunteer for Epilepsy Action (UK) and advocate for both epilepsy and autism awareness. Seamstress, cross-stitcher, sci-fi lover, ukulele player and Chelmsford's own Pickling Pagan who wants to inherit a TARDIS when she grows up. In the process of writing an as yet unnamed book, with anecdotes and information about being epileptic and autistic - and seeing the funny side! Also an entertainment journalist for What Culture, where I write about Doctor Who.
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12 Responses to Amnesia

  1. willowdot21 says:

    You are only human, don’t beat yourself all will be well, thinking of you! Great poem by the way!

  2. littlesundog says:

    I’m glad you are doing well again! You made the best of it… what a great bit of prose came from your “trippy” experience!

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  4. Scary! So glad you are feeling a bit better.

  5. Dear Missus Tribble,

    Ooh, nasty. How are you feeling now?

    Love Dotty xxx

    • Missus Tribble says:

      Dear Dotty,

      A lot better thank you, although I will never get those hours back!

      I am just back from the headshrinker; she was surprisingly nice.

      Love, Missus Tribble xxx

      • Dear Missus Tribble,

        I’m pleased you found her nice. I hope the appointment went well and wasn’t distressing for you.

        Love Dotty xxx

      • Missus Tribble says:

        Dear Dotty,

        She was a pleasant, quietly-spoken Indian lady who wore a beautiful sari and had a very relaxing attitude. The appointment was far less stressful and upsetting than I feared it was going to be.

        Love, Missus Tribble xxx

  6. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Wow, fancy accidentally taken two lots of the medications. I’m glad it didn’t do anything too bad, although I think amnesia is disturbing. Hope you are okay today. :)

  7. Amy Aletheia says:

    That’s an excellent poem, and I love the image you chose to go with it. :)

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