My recovery overall has been quite good. On Wednesday I had surgery to reconnect my cheekbone and upper jaw. Now I can set off metal detectors with my face. Things went smoothly and I will be getting my stitches out this week.
The thing that is problematic is that the blow to my memory was greater than I thought it was. Of course you can't tell what you don't know so I'm not sure why I thought I had a good feel for how much I'd forgotten. The doctors told me lots of stuff will come skittering back over time, but it's really strange. I just rediscovered bwchart and remembered that I went to a TL meetup early this year. I found a nintendo 64 emulator on my PC and a handful of random albums and songs that are again new to me.
Now that I'm back in my apartment there are loads of short term memory related stimuli and it has me feeling like the guy from Memento. I think things will get better as my sleep schedule gets back to normal and my daily activities are put into order again.
The overarching effect is that I am unsure about so much. My life feels like it's in total disarray just weeks after it was finally ordered. I'm probably stressing too much about something that isn't really as scary as it feels.
I just wanted to vent my feelings a little. Feel free to share anecdotes about memory loss in general. If you have suggestions or encouragement for me I'd appreciate it.