Traumatic Brain Injuries & Recovered Memories

Fish Of Gold

I was conked on the head by a stage light when I was twenty years old and lost a lot of my childhood memories. Most of the time, I don’t miss it, because I don’t know what I’m missing.

My particular brand of traumatic brain injury severed a lot of the neural pathways to my long-term memories, and for a while*, I couldn’t shift all of my new memories from my short-term to my long-term memory. Both my short-term and long-term memories were damaged, so even now, new memories created after the accident have no time/date stamp. Unless there is a significance to the date, e.g. I remember where I was and what I was doing on the morning of September 11, 2001, I cannot sort my memories chronologically. Since I was only twenty years old at the time, the bulk of my memories were of my childhood, which…

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