No Short Term Memory, 50 First Dates, and Groundhog Day

Experiencing a trauma to the head can cause proglems with many things, and it can cause problems with memory. There is a lady by the name of Michelle Philpots who has had no short term memory for over 15 years. It works on a twenty four hour cycle. She will go through the day and forget everything when she wakes up the next day. I read this and used to think that the movies 50 first dates with Adam Sandler and Drew Berrymore and Groundhog Day with Bill Murray were just made up story lines, but this has been proven wrong.

She has to work each day to try and remember what has happened in her life prior to 1994. She does not remember her wedding and her husband works so hard to remind her and they have to use a photo album to make proof that things did happen in the past. She has has surgery on her brain to remove damaged cells and to prevent seizures. It is for sure that she will never be able to have a memory of her past life. This has to be very difficult.

Each day that goes by I get upset over things, about the past. After reading this it is a shame that I focus on the bad stuff, it is a blessing to be able to remember the things that did happen, no matter what they were. Even if I threw sand at the neighbors truck while he drove by when I was six and feel bad about it, I should be thankful that I can remember it. I take too much for grantite and that has to change.

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