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What COVID vaccine? Edmonds author loses 6 months to amnesia

Jennifer Bardsley balances young-adult novels with family life


Last updated 9/23/2021 at 10:34am

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Jennifer Bardsley writes young adult novels from her Edmonds home

On April 2, Jennifer Bardsley suddenly forgot everything from the past six months. It's as if Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day never happened.

After numerous tests, doctors determined Bardsley had experienced an episode of transient global amnesia. It lasted 24 hours and sent her to two hospitals.

"Originally, the ambulance took me to Swedish Edmonds, but after waiting there all day, there was no room for me due to the abundance of COVID patients, and I was transferred to a hospital in Seattle," Bardsley said this week.

"The hospitals ran a bunch of tests on me, including an MRI...

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