Hi yet again - it has now been nearly seven years now since I had ECT treatment.
With my memory, my ability to remember things is vastly improving, but I still have several periods of my life that have been wiped out of my memory. At least though, I have two hobbies of mine that I still enjoy - playing music, and doing maths problems.
I was playing a musical instrument in a couple of bands in 2017 and 2018. I admit that I do still have the ability to play music quite well still, which gives my brain a workout if I am playing a piece of music difficult.
Anyway, I was at a bookstore the other day, and I purchased a maths/calculus textbook. I have no idea why I bought this textbook, but I had a crack at it, and I could actually answer some *not many lol* of the questions in the book! I found out on my own that my memory seems to be working for me again, and that I can solve some maths problems.
Finally, after all of this time, I really can't say where I would be without my ECT treatment being performed way back seven years ago. It was the only thing that the doctors could do, because apparently I was in the too-hard basket. I really hate having periods of my life gone because of my dodgy memory though. I am getting better with names and things like that, but I still have a lot of short term memory trouble when I am talking to somebody face to face.
These days, I am taking 8 different medications for various things, and I have finally been starting to do exercise each day and watching my food for two months now. I do think that exercise has helped me out, and has helped my brain to actually think for once.
Like I said, I really don't know where I would be now if I didn't have ECT performed on me - I would probably have killed myself by now.