There are two types of amnesia: retrograde amnesia and anterograde amnesia. Retrograde amnesia is the inability to retrieve information that was acquired before a particular date, usually the date of an accident, trauma or operation. Anterograde amnesia is the inability to transfer new information from the short-term store into the long-term store. These two types are not mutually exclusive. Both can occur within a patient at one time.
For my main dish, I’d like to order a large, aged and well done helping of Retrograde Amnesia, with a small side dish of fresh Anterograde Amnesia.
For dessert, I’ll take a full portion of Witness Protection accompanied by a fondue of the decadently rich and sweet Relocation Program. Fully funded, please, one way and no return.
That should just about take care of it, my girl, don’t you think? A clean slate.
I miss you. So much.