Lost Memories

I have a memory of a memory that I used to have. Maybe someday I'll "tell all" (it's not abuse of any sort) and I'll generally share in a private setting (it's part of what makes me an oddity). But for right now I'm going to be very vague.

This "thing" happened to me when I was a kid. For years it "just was" - and I found out as an adult that my parents had a similar experience and that my youngest sister did also. About a year ago I spent an "all nighter" talking about it, remembering and (basically) reliving it.

After that night, I no longer own the memory.

It's a weird thing; I can remember remembering. But I can't remember the experience. And I want to know why.

There's this other "thing" about me. I am "anosmic" - I have no sense of smell. Zero - I had a gas leak in my basement and didn't know. But I can remember what certain things smell like.
I even had an MRI to rule out a brain tumor

That's sort of what this is like - I know what I should be remembering, but I don't remember.

Last week I started seeing a psychologist who uses hypnotherapy and I had my third session today. This is going to be an interesting trip through my brain.

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5 thoughts on “Lost Memories

  1. I can't speak to your memory ... it sounds so personal.

    But, I too cannot smell since I was pregnant with my 2 1/2 yr old. My husband has long been telling me to "get my head examined" and I probably really should.

    But a few weeks ago, I had a kitchen window open as I used the gas stove top and a breeze blew out the burner. When I checked on the meal after ten minutes, I think I was steaming clams, the water wasn't boiling and I knew I was in trouble.

    I opened a few more windows. Coincidentally, my husband arrived home just at that moment and smelled the gas immediately and told me to open even more windows.

  2. Gretchen Lavender

    I am anosmic since birth. I have personally met only 2 others like me, although I hear that Bill Paxton (the actor) is also anosmic. If you want to, send me an email with what you've learned about it and I will reciprocate.

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