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(Washington Post)   Amnesia gives woman the body of a 30-year-old and the mind of a 13-year-old   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 40
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2013-01-28 10:49:20 AM
9 votes:
And this is different from the average 30 yo woman in what way?
2013-01-28 12:09:36 PM
4 votes:
www.washingtonpost.com
Fun fact: It is not possible for a person to look anymore white than this.
2013-01-28 11:26:15 AM
4 votes:

Lsherm: She's 38. I'd hit it and let her forget about it. This story has led me to the intriguing thought about a woman who can't remember all the times you've disappointed her. Possible ideal scenario playing out...


1)Buy fake diary and put it under her pillow.
2)Write in the past tense about all the things you want to do and how much she liked it
3) profit
2013-01-28 01:08:23 PM
3 votes:
cdn2.mamapop.com

Couldn't possibly be obscure.
2013-01-28 12:26:06 PM
3 votes:
(Photographs by Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Washington Post)

Hi, my name's Joe Stefanchik, and I'm obsessed with the Dutch angle.

/Seriously, dude, buy a level and goddamned tripod.
2013-01-28 03:05:01 PM
2 votes:
...Next time we have a sexual-harassment thread where everyone on Fark claims 'It's just a compliment!', I'mma link them back to this thread and ask them: Imagine you lost all your memories, and a bunch of strangers found out.

Then imagine reading this shiat.

/Jesus H. Fark, you asshats, this woman just went through hell, and all you can comment on is whether or not you'd 'hit it'. It's like you don't even think she's human.
2013-01-28 01:50:55 PM
2 votes:
i45.tinypic.com
2013-01-28 12:24:52 PM
2 votes:
Brain too young.
Now me, I likes me experienced wimmens. If I were to ever blow myself up for a cause, I wouldn't want no crapload of virgins. Nosirree bob, I wants me a no-holes-barred, eternally 30-something in body and decadent beyond belief in mind, red-hot completely whorish trollope for eternity. Preferably redhead, but heck, I'm flexible.
2013-01-28 12:24:29 PM
2 votes:
Adult with the mind of a 13 year old? So she's a man now?
2013-01-28 12:21:23 PM
2 votes:

bloatboy: Prank Call of Cthulhu: [www.washingtonpost.com image 606x909]
Fun fact: It is not possible for a person to look anymore white than this.

Oh no?

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x458]


heh... that took a while, it was like waiting for the sailboat
2013-01-28 12:15:28 PM
2 votes:
Stories like these make me grateful I'm in relatively good health overall.

/She's married, has a kid, so I'm holding on snarky comments, etc.
2013-01-28 12:09:52 PM
2 votes:
gameshowhost:

WTF, I'm looking for the opposite.

Careful, somebody might accuse you of being a pedophile.

I'd be happy with a 23 year old with the mind of a 40 year old, myself. But then I'm weird.
2013-01-28 10:55:23 AM
2 votes:
WTF, I'm looking for the opposite.
2013-01-28 03:41:31 PM
1 votes:
Aside from the MS, I'd love to have the last 17 years nuked from my memory. Nothing really happened anyway and I'd be 25 again.

/Yeah, I know, that's farking sad.
2013-01-28 03:17:07 PM
1 votes:
Someone needs to fire that photographer
2013-01-28 03:14:55 PM
1 votes:

JustGetItRight: Fluid: It's often like that in cases of dementia. The oldest memories are the last to go.

Amazing how differently it impacts people. My father in law is exactly the opposite. He can't remember yesterday. He sometimes doesn't remember how many kids he has, and he doesn't know my daughter is his grandchild - but he can describe in detail many of his flights as an air force pilot in the early 1960s.


But what you just described isn't the exact opposite of "the oldest memories are the last to go."
2013-01-28 02:30:12 PM
1 votes:
Wouldn't be the first time Amnesia has reduced a fully grown adult to a sniveling child...

4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-01-28 02:10:34 PM
1 votes:
"I'm 22, going on 23..."
1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-01-28 01:25:54 PM
1 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com
2013-01-28 01:03:20 PM
1 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-01-28 12:56:17 PM
1 votes:
Eternal Virgin:

30 year olds are already granma material.

You know, there IS life outside of Bell County. Here in Lexington we even got a few Jews!
2013-01-28 12:51:46 PM
1 votes:
FTFA: "Shawnda steadily deteriorated. She was prescribed more than 10 medications, but her symptoms grew and became more varied. Once lean and athletic, she was gaining weight and losing mobility,"

The person I know with MS won't take such medications. She's been diagnosed for over 10 years and not only has an even better job now but still at 40 has the needs-no-makeup face & luscious figure she had at 27. Dammit.

As for mental/cognitive impairment, she eventually realized she could do better than me. Hence the above "dammit."

IANAD, but apparently some people don't realize you don't have to take all the pills they want to give you. Sometimes they help, sometimes they don't, and sometimes they make things worse from all the blipping side-effects.

What she did do is become a vegetarian (for other reasons too), quit drinking (though she never really drank much or often), and started taking B-12 and flax oil supplements.

Her only real impairment, in the sense of "something that keeps her from doing what she wants," is that she can't walk for long distances without one or both legs and/or feet going so numb or wonky that she'll pitch right over. So I'm the one who takes each dog for 2 or 3 miles walks, separately because the 8 month old puppy is too boisterous for the 7.5 year old grump; so with walking 4 or 5 miles a day 3 or 4 days a week I'm not losing any weight but I ain't gainin' none neither. (She has other uses for her new boyfriend, dammit^3.)

MS does suck though. My great-aunt Bernice was bedridden for 20-odd years. Nobody told me if she was taking any medications for it (and I didn't think to ask, being a kid) but she died in the mid-'80s before some of these wonder drugs hit the market. "Faith healing" and being prayed over didn't help any though.

OH and as far as white-white people with MS goes it is more common in people of northwestern European ancestry. She cusses the damn Vikings that made such a mess of the British/Irish islands.
2013-01-28 12:44:24 PM
1 votes:
And this is different than the average male Farker how?
2013-01-28 12:33:47 PM
1 votes:

AngryJailhouseFistfark: kendelrio: /I'd hit it
//and feel guilty about it.
///for a while
/V a short while
V SLASHIES GONE WILD!!!

Roman slashies, no less.


Quick! Somebody call IXII, it's an emergency!
2013-01-28 12:26:42 PM
1 votes:

The One True TheDavid: So, with the mind of a 13 year old, is she able to consent?


She didn't have the mind of a 13-year-old, i.e. maturity, she lost 17 years of memory and didn't remember anything past the age of 13.
2013-01-28 12:25:33 PM
1 votes:
Multiple sclerosis blows. My wife has cognitive issues from her MS sometimes but nothing like this, thank God. I can't imagine having to teach her how to live again, or how to use cellphones and the Internet.
2013-01-28 12:23:55 PM
1 votes:

bloatboy: Prank Call of Cthulhu: [www.washingtonpost.com image 606x909]
Fun fact: It is not possible for a person to look anymore white than this.

Oh no?

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x458]


I stand corrected in my orthopedic shoes.
2013-01-28 12:22:12 PM
1 votes:

bloatboy: Prank Call of Cthulhu: [www.washingtonpost.com image 606x909]
Fun fact: It is not possible for a person to look anymore white than this.

Oh no?

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x458]


when_you_see_it_you'll_shiat_bricks.jpg
2013-01-28 12:19:00 PM
1 votes:
If I lived all my life in Strasburg, I'd consider amnesia a benefit.
2013-01-28 12:18:20 PM
1 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: [www.washingtonpost.com image 606x909]
Fun fact: It is not possible for a person to look anymore white than this.


Oh no?

24.media.tumblr.com
2013-01-28 12:16:39 PM
1 votes:
Instant boner
2013-01-28 12:15:13 PM
1 votes:
fc00.deviantart.net
2013-01-28 12:14:19 PM
1 votes:
When not even the double- or tactical-facepalm are strong enough, there's the two-hands-to-the-temples.
i45.tinypic.com
2013-01-28 12:12:24 PM
1 votes:
Waitaminnit! The reason we have age of consent laws is because young children aren't mentally capable of making an informed decision regarding sex. If this woman now has the mentality of a 13 year old, this would mean her mental capacity is ALSO that of a 13 year old. Why isn't her husband being arrested for pedophelia?


/I'd hit it
//and feel guilty about it.
///for a while
/V a short while
V SLASHIES GONE WILD!!!
2013-01-28 12:11:56 PM
1 votes:
So, with the mind of a 13 year old, is she able to consent?
2013-01-28 12:11:24 PM
1 votes:
Ah, she's faking it.
2013-01-28 12:03:32 PM
1 votes:

whistleridge: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I've seen this movie

Indeed. And Jennifer Garner was kind of annoying in it:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 780x439]


More attractive than Tom Hanks though.
2013-01-28 11:59:31 AM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I've seen this movie


Indeed. And Jennifer Garner was kind of annoying in it:

4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-01-28 11:32:19 AM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Lsherm: She's 38. I'd hit it and let her forget about it. This story has led me to the intriguing thought about a woman who can't remember all the times you've disappointed her. Possible ideal scenario playing out...

1)Buy fake diary and put it under her pillow.
2)Write in the past tense about all the things you want to do and how much she liked it
3) profit


Brilliantly devious.
2013-01-28 10:58:49 AM
1 votes:
I've seen this movie
 
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