Mind games — a girl of 16 years of zero out memory

January 30, 2013 3:51

Looking at old family photos, Taylor Smart thinks she looks into the lives of others. Now she is 18, and two years ago with the fall of the girl forgot all about myself.

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However, after the accident, she still found their home, but had to re-examine his life story. "I did not recognize my friends house and dogs. I again showed how to use cutlery, tying shoelaces and even write letters, "- says Taylor. "I felt as if he came here from another planet." The girl Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, known as "giperelastichnost skin", which is fraught with danger easily dislocated joint or damage the skin. And Taylor suffers postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, which makes it prone to fainting and dizziness. Then she took no medications, and once lost consciousness, fell, hit his head on the bathtub, and the memory just disappeared.

Opening her eyes, she recognized her mother Jane, father Steve, and two sisters — Ashley and Becky. Jane says: "She was like a little kid with his eternal" why "," where "and" what ". Taylor knew she was hungry, but if I offered her a sandwich, she would not understand what it is. My daughter did not remember the holidays or birthdays. Once she got burned on the pan, because I do not know what can be burned. " Kc part, brain Taylor was not damaged. It can read and speak, but devshki forgotten the names of many items, products, animals, and people. Now she has to learn all over again. "When my mother and I went to the supermarket, it was, in general, it's funny. I asked her what's what, and what is it, and asked what if I love a product? "- Says Taylor. "But with Christmas just took. I was confused when I saw a huge tree in the living room. "

But all in all it was not so fun. She had to put up with this situation, and for that she needed psychological help and friends. She is now gradually coming to. Taylor overcame the fear of a school where everyone knew her, and she did not recognize anyone and had to endure a daily barrage of questions. She managed to pass the exams, but she returned to class just three months before the test, completely forgetting all the things she had been taught. Now, Taylor went to college, she wants to work in the media sphere. Meanwhile, moonlight in Topshop and learns to enjoy life again, and the interaction with other people. "I hated that accident, because of which I had to overcome so many difficulties, but I tried my best." The girl slowly began to return to memories, it often provokes some smells or sounds. "Before Christmas I was in the store, it smelled of perfume, and I remembered that my mother was like that. And she was right, "- says Taylor. However, doctors do not make forecasts, when it is fully back memories. The Internet's mother Taylor found only two similar cases. In one, the memory came back to the girl in three years, in the other — the woman never regained it. Taylor said: "I got used to the idea that the memory does not come back to me. But now I'm getting a lot of new knowledge and new experiences, and I want to experience and learn more. " Parents are proud of their brave daughter and hope that she will succeed in life.

Vasily Borisov

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