Lost Memories, An Unbroken Spirit: Navigating Life After 400 ECT Treatments

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From 1996-2015, I received over 400 ECT treatments.

Once upon a time, I could recall a lifetime.

Once upon a time, I had a childhood and memories that included earning a Masters of Architecture during my young adult life.

Those memories will never be available to me to reflect upon or offer me reference to who I am now.  

It is simply devistating.  

I have recently received a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Decline after a brain MRI.  

Other concerns have been indicated, including grey matter reduction.  

I still have my creativity and am quite resilient. However, while trying to comprehend such massive loss, I am unable to describe. 

Kimberley Rettig

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