50 First Dates.. For Real?

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50 first dates is a pretty popular movie which has a main story line about a girl who is suffering from memory loss due to a car accident. This clip is one which outlines the movie somewhat, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_OW9UejdY8 giving the reader of this post an idea of Lucy's condition. I was really perplexed as to if this type of memory loss was even possible. Then i researched some and found this article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1285535/ Two-car-crashes-leave-Michelle-Philpots-24-hour-memory.html, which is surprisingly very similar to the plot of 50 first dates. Until now whenever i had watched 50 first dates I had though how impossible that memory loss would be not only physically but even to have to deal with that on a daily basis. Her husband and her wake up every day and he has to convince her that they are actually married and who her loved ones are. This article relates her story to the movie but it does not say that the movie was based on her story. In the movie everything ends up alright but by this article ends and no evidence is indicated that she can break the illusion and thought that it is 1994, she just has to go through a memory gauntlet barraging her brain every morning trying to convince her the current date and situation. I really feel for her situation because if I had to deal with this issue every single day either for me or for a loved one I don't know if I could put up with it day after day for months, years, or even decades on end.

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