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(Daily Mail)   Thirty-four-year-old woman falls at work, erases twenty years of memory (w/pics)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 83
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2012-08-09 06:26:50 AM  

Bacontastesgood: Gunther: ...OK. Have you ever considered the possibility that you're just crazy?

I'm thinking more asshole spectrum disorder than crazy in this case.


I'm an asshole for laughing at people who can't face reality and turn to corporate dope that, on the molecular level, is closer to LSD than anything else.

Whatever. Explains a lot about this country, everybody all doped up and fat.
 
2012-08-09 06:53:13 AM  

Captain_Ballbeard: unicron702: I remember reading about someone where amnesia was more than just forgetting memories. She essentially could not remember what it was to exist. The concepts of existence, the passing of time, life and death, cold vs. hot, literally everything was just gone. She lost the very core of everything. Wish I could find the article, it was just incredible.

So, she forgot about giving up the butt? Bet her hubby was happy, for a night at least.


When this happened to my wife (TBI, memory loss, word loss, loss of motor skills, had to relearn how to walk) I tried to convince her how much she used to like giving BJs before the accident.

\didn't work :(
 
2012-08-09 07:09:19 AM  
she's probably bragging to all her friends about getting ready to buy Depeche Mode's Violator
 
2012-08-09 07:27:41 AM  

Loucifer: It's an homage.

[assets0.ordienetworks.com image 464x348]


Chicken pot, Chicken pot, Chicken pot pie
 
2012-08-09 07:29:59 AM  
The last thing Kay Delaney remembers is tucking her six-year-old son and two-year-old daughter into bed for the night.

My blurry morning eyes misread "tucking" as an altogether different word, and I almost did a spit-take with my coffee...
 
2012-08-09 07:34:29 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: she's probably bragging to all her friends about getting ready to buy Depeche Mode's Violator


Have you heard Ritual de lo Habitual yet? This album is gonna be a big deal, man.
 
2012-08-09 07:50:18 AM  
The company I work for has developed a cure for that. It's pretty simple and I'll probably lose my job for disclosing it but here goes. All she has to do is.. Oh my

i.dailymail.co.uk

Uh, what was the question?
 
2012-08-09 08:04:06 AM  

Krieghund: That's a hard 34.

The My Little Pony Killer: TFA: The last thing Miss Delaney, 55, remembers is putting her young son and daughter to bed in the early Nineties as a 34-year-old

Or this.


Do you guys need a thatsthejoke.jpg or something? I think therefore I am.
 
2012-08-09 08:32:12 AM  

KrispyKritter: post above


Grats for being brave enough to share that, and thanks too, it is good to be reminded of the need for gratitude for the things most of us take for granted.

All people have more worth than the value of the pay check they can bring in, I'm very sorry your wife doesn't see it that way. Though even marriages that don't have some tragedy that puts pressure on them can become completely fbxrd. I sincerely hope things get better for you in some way.
 
2012-08-09 08:53:18 AM  
Did she try to log into an AOL chat room to complain about it?
 
2012-08-09 08:54:12 AM  

ToeKnee666: ToeKnee666: My 39 year old sister just fell in the shower due to a stroke. Well, they still aren't sure if the fall caused the stroke or the stroke caused the fall.

My mom has been sitting there with her every day since, watching her progress from total confusion to child-like learning to random memory rebuilding to short term retention to recognizing her own children. It's quite harrowing and the lighthearted play here actually makes me not feel horrible about it for a second.

Of course, this is my life so The Sun wasn't there. Nor the Mail.


That's awful! I hope your sister recovers quickly.
 
2012-08-09 09:54:40 AM  
I wouldn't mind discovering the music of the 90's all over again.

/loved the music
/loved the flannel
/hated to see the 90's go
/slashies!
 
2012-08-09 09:55:16 AM  

Krieghund: That's a hard 34.

The My Little Pony Killer: TFA: The last thing Miss Delaney, 55, remembers is putting her young son and daughter to bed in the early Nineties as a 34-year-old

Or this.


thank gawd! i opened TFA long enough to see her first pic and thought "that is a HARD 34...looks almost 54!"

aside from the obesity she looks pretty good for 55...but if that was 34 that would be bad!
 
2012-08-09 10:15:32 AM  

Captain_Ballbeard: Bacontastesgood: Gunther: ...OK. Have you ever considered the possibility that you're just crazy?

I'm thinking more asshole spectrum disorder than crazy in this case.

I'm an asshole for laughing at people who can't face reality and turn to corporate dope that, on the molecular level, is closer to LSD than anything else.

Whatever. Explains a lot about this country, everybody all doped up and fat.


Reading through your ignorant, inane, and downright incorrect remarks - I have decided that you, son, must be trollin'. Sure, SSRI's alter brain chemistry, but not to the point of hallucinations. It's meant to stabilize (if they do that), not imaginize...

Anyways. Obvious troll is obvious and a 0/10 for that.
 
2012-08-09 10:32:26 AM  

Captain_Ballbeard: Shadow Blasko: Captain_Ballbeard: Shadow Blasko: Who the fark is hallucinating on SSRI's?

In fact, it's pretty close to impossible to hallucinate on street drugs if you ARE taking SSRI's.


You ever wonder WHY that is?

No, I already know why that is. No need to wonder.


Then you know you're tripping all day, every day, right? That you are taking a drug which alters your perception of the world around, and in, you? I had a doc put me on Paxil once, over stomach issues lol. A couple of weeks later I was wondering why the trees looked like trees did when I took acid. Then I noticed that the nightly news didn't enrage me any more.

Dope to keep the people quiet.


Ok, really? That is complete bullshiat. SSRI's do not normally make people hallucinate. Methinks there is some other issue going on. Seriously - many people take SSRI's so they don't idly think of ways to kill themselves every day. If you don't want to take it, or you've had a weird reaction to it, great - don't take it. But don't scare the shiat out of someone who legitimately needs it and who's life can be made better by it.
 
2012-08-09 10:33:41 AM  

Captain_Ballbeard: bakarocket: It's neither news nor funny.


We call it propaganda where I come from. I guess ol' Drew done got himself moved into the house and he just gotta go alongs wit dem now.


What's your excuse for hallucinating right now at this moment? Because clearly, you are not in touch with reality.

5/10
 
2012-08-09 11:19:35 AM  
cdn.buzznet.com
 
2012-08-09 11:33:50 AM  
Jeeez, just how hard do you gotta hit your hard to cause such catastrophic damage to your memory? This story is either bullshiat or something else is causing her memory loss.
 
2012-08-09 11:36:11 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: she's probably bragging to all her friends about getting ready to buy Depeche Mode's Violator


This is funny 'cause I was already in the middle of listening to Depeche Mode when I read it.
 
2012-08-09 11:38:42 AM  

Third_Uncle_Eno:
oh no, that's horrible.
39 is rather young for a stroke, isn't it?


It is. She's had a bit of a rough life and hasn't always made the best choices for herself so there are contributing factors.
 
2012-08-09 11:39:49 AM  

ashinmytomatoes: That's awful! I hope your sister recovers quickly.


Thanks.
 
2012-08-09 12:15:30 PM  
Krispy, you've been on my favorites list for a while. If you want to talk, check my profile...
 
2012-08-09 12:26:22 PM  
CSS time.

Not long after hubby & I got engaged, we were heading back home from a party. It was a 3 hour trip in 45C heat and the car had no A/C. Somewhere along the way (neither of us is entirely certain) I suffered a heat stroke & came to in a strange car with a strange man beside me.

Let me tell you there is nothing in the world scarier than trying to decide whether or not to risk leaping out of the car to escape your kidnapper - unless it is to realise that your 28 year old fiancee suddenly thinks she's 18 & has no idea who the hell you are.

Memory loss is scary shiat, yo!

/CSS
 
2012-08-09 01:58:08 PM  

tafka: CSS time.

Not long after hubby & I got engaged, we were heading back home from a party. It was a 3 hour trip in 45C heat and the car had no A/C. Somewhere along the way (neither of us is entirely certain) I suffered a heat stroke & came to in a strange car with a strange man beside me.

Let me tell you there is nothing in the world scarier than trying to decide whether or not to risk leaping out of the car to escape your kidnapper - unless it is to realise that your 28 year old fiancee suddenly thinks she's 18 & has no idea who the hell you are.

Memory loss is scary shiat, yo!

/CSS


Did that ten-year slice come back, or did you have to get to know your fiance/hubby all over again?
 
2012-08-09 02:09:06 PM  

tafka: CSS time.

Not long after hubby & I got engaged, we were heading back home from a party. It was a 3 hour trip in 45C heat and the car had no A/C. Somewhere along the way (neither of us is entirely certain) I suffered a heat stroke & came to in a strange car with a strange man beside me.

Let me tell you there is nothing in the world scarier than trying to decide whether or not to risk leaping out of the car to escape your kidnapper - unless it is to realise that your 28 year old fiancee suddenly thinks she's 18 & has no idea who the hell you are.

Memory loss is scary shiat, yo!

/CSS


Creepy! I have the same question as Bondith. And what exactly is heat stroke?
 
2012-08-09 04:43:34 PM  
KrispyKritter,
Like ladyfortuna said, grab my email off of my profile. I am watching my daughter go through this and am scared to death.
Hang in there. We can't all be wired perfectly.
 
2012-08-09 04:48:56 PM  
I love this reader's comment:

I understand Madonna has the same condition.
 
2012-08-09 04:54:05 PM  

Captain_Ballbeard: I had a doc put me on Paxil once, over stomach issues lol. A couple of weeks later I was wondering why the trees looked like trees did when I took acid. Then I noticed that the nightly news didn't enrage me any more.

Dope to keep the people quiet.



Just because Paxil made you hallucinate doesn't mean Paxil, or any other SSRI, makes all people hallucinate.

Statistics: How do they work?
 
2012-08-09 05:59:27 PM  

FizixJunkee: Captain_Ballbeard: I had a doc put me on Paxil once, over stomach issues lol. A couple of weeks later I was wondering why the trees looked like trees did when I took acid. Then I noticed that the nightly news didn't enrage me any more.

Dope to keep the people quiet.


Just because Paxil made you hallucinate doesn't mean Paxil, or any other SSRI, makes all people hallucinate.

Statistics: How do they work?


Hell, if they worked like that, everyone would want to take them every day instead of just grudgingly doing it so that they don't kill themselves, and they'd be banned because too many people think anything fun should be banned.

Ballbeard is always either silly or tripping, though it's hard to tell which.

/Thread has become rather depressing, but that's the way of things
//The lady in TFA will never regain all of her memories; like recovering files from a hard drive, some will have been overwritten or scrambled by the time the connections are made again.
 
2012-08-09 06:39:05 PM  

CrappityCrap: Jeeez, just how hard do you gotta hit your hard to cause such catastrophic damage to your memory? This story is either bullshiat or something else is causing her memory loss.


Retrograde Amnesia, it's a real thing and happens all the time during concussions. You're extremely likely to have some form of amnesia after a concussion, usually short term, but occasionally long term. I know I did after my bike accident, but the only long term effects were doubling-down on my ADD and occasionally drawing a blank on words when trying to speak.
 
2012-08-09 09:31:30 PM  
foxyshadis
Retrograde Amnesia, it's a real thing and happens all the time during concussions. You're extremely likely to have some form of amnesia after a concussion, usually short term, but occasionally long term. I know I did after my bike accident, but the only long term effects were doubling-down on my ADD and occasionally drawing a blank on words when trying to speak.

Huh. That's what that was.

My ex-girlfriend's brother was one of those rare violent schizophrenics (the fact he had absolutely no support from his family probably didn't help). All of his crazy focussed on it being his sister's fault his life fell apart. One day while I was over, he had an episode, threatened her, and she came and hid behind me. I turned to face him, he asked "What are you gonna do?" and I told him "Keep you away from her." Big mistake. Crazy people don't react well to anything but pacification.

Then next thing I remember, I'm lying on the floor with him standing over me. The pot of KD I was holding is long gone, I'm bleeding from my chin, there's a chip out of my tooth, she's shrieking at him, and the parents come running in (they were there when he started wigging out, but then wandered off). I have absolutely no recollection of him punching me, although I apparently folded like a pile of shirts in an automated laundry.

Later, she biatched at me for not being a more effective meat shield. I took a punch for you, you ungrateful shrew. There's no way an unathletic nerd is going to take out a psycho with nothing else to do but obsess and play with his barbells.
 
2012-08-10 04:28:47 AM  

Bondith: Later, she biatched at me for not being a more effective meat shield. I took a punch for you, you ungrateful shrew. There's no way an unathletic nerd is going to take out a psycho with nothing else to do but obsess and play with his barbells.


Damn! Sounds like it was a good thing you left that family to wallow in their denial and enabling. Don't blame you for kicking that to the curb.

There's actually a specific category for what you had, Post-traumatic amnesia, when your short term memory temporarily stops saving into long term, so it gets lost forever.
 
2012-08-10 03:43:33 PM  
foxyshadis
Damn! Sounds like it was a good thing you left that family to wallow in their denial and enabling. Don't blame you for kicking that to the curb.

Took me a few tries. She used my good nature against me. Not making that mistake again.

There's actually a specific category for what you had, Post-traumatic amnesia, when your short term memory temporarily stops saving into long term, so it gets lost forever.

That's kinda what I assumed happened, although I don't remember him drawing back to punch, plus there was a vague rising-back-to-awareness feeling before the sound came back on and I realised where I was. I might have been fully knocked out for a second or two, and the recording started up again as I was coming to. Either way, according to the scales in the Wiki article, based on the length of lost memory I'm in the mild or very mild category for potential brain trauma.
 
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