Man wins girlfriend's heart again after she loses her memory
A 20-year-old woman fell in love with her boyfriend all over again despite not having any previous memory about him as a result of an epileptic seizure she had. Although Jessica Sharman has had epileptic attacks throughout her life, none of them were as severe as the one she suffered in March 2016.
Jessica was travelling by train to London along with her boyfriend Richard Bishop at that time when people around her saw that her eyes glazed over and her body went limp. Richard helped her off the train and her parents soon arrived at the scene. However, Jessica shocked everyone after she failed to recognise even herself.
Things became worse when she was taken to the home she no longer found familiar. "My parents invited Rich over but I didn’t know him and, when they left me alone with him, I was really scared," she told The Sun.
The other day, she was taken to the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery in London where she stayed for a week. Jessica was diagnosed with amnesia caused by her seizure and was told that her memory could take as long as six months to recover. As of today, her memory has still not been completely restored.
The confusion she experienced made her start hating Richard and even try to break up with him within two weeks. “He looked so hurt and promised he would help me remember how great we were together. Seeing how passionate and caring he was finally convinced me he must care for me, so I agreed to give it a shot,” she says.
Slowly but surely, Richard was able to woo Jessica again by taking her for walks, their old favourite restaurants and sharing all the good experiences that they had in the past. "I don’t remember the first time I fell in love with Rich but I do remember the second. He was so patient with me, so sweet, I couldn’t help but fall for him," she says.